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The Rise & Fall of Racial Capitalism

This time-based illustration demonstrates the sonification of unemployment data for each state. Artwork by Nettrice Gaskins

The Rise & Fall of Racial Capitalism

This special issue of The Forge explores the history of racial capitalism and why we must dismantle it to build a liberation economy.

Editor’s Note

We hope this special issue creates a foundation for more strategic thinking and greater collaboration on how we can fight racial capitalism and build the world we want to see. 


Photo by Ehimetalor Akhere

One-Two Punch: How the Green New Deal Fights Ecofascism and Racialized Capitalism

The Green New Deal will succeed where the mainstream climate movement has failed. Here’s why.

Photo by Jen Theodore

Looking for the Symbol of Racial Capitalism? Look No Further Than Amazon

Amazon embodies racial capitalism. That’s why we must organize against it. 


Photo by Maarten Van Den Heuvel

Work, work, work, work, work, work

A strong labor movement can help dismantle racial capitalism. Here’s how.

Photo by Clay Banks

Money, Power, Respect

Money making money is a third pillar of racial capitalism. In this audio article, we talk about the racialized financial systems that have given us “socialism for the rich and rugged capitalism for the poor."

Photo by BP Miller

This Land is Your Land

Racial capitalism is built on stolen land and exclusion from home ownership — resulting in enormous racial wealth gaps and housing insecurity. A Homes Guarantee would create housing security for all.


Photo by Liz Sanchez

“It’s a crime to be poor”

Organizers from the Dream Defenders on why we must defund the police and abolish prisons if we want to dismantle racial capitalism. 


Photo by Larry Farr

"Building up the house for the next generation"

Greisa Martinez Rosas from Dream Defenders on her fight for dignity, respect, and equality for undocumented immigrants.

Photo by Pawel Czerwinski

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