There is a movement in Amerika which seeks to abolish prison slavery and amend the 13th Amendment of the U.S. constitution. I think many of you may already be aware that the 13th Amendment still contains an exception clause which allows states to enslave human beings under “slave-like” conditions.
To fight against the dehumanization and destruction of oneself and one’s community and to act in spontaneous solidarity with others who experience similar conditions does not require a theory, an ideology, or really even a plan. It is instinct.
Does class matter? Steve Fraser answers with a “Duh” in the introduction to his new book, Class Matters: The Strange Career of an American Delusion.