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  •  I think it's sorta there (3+ / 0-)
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    smkyle1, Catte Nappe, TomP
    Jim Crow spawned the civil rights movement which coincided with a period of progressive activism that lead to major victories for progressives on many fronts including employment, education, healthcare. During that era, serious chasms emerged between northern and southern Democrats that resulted in many southern Democrats joining the Republican party. This marked the beginning of the period Marshal Ganz refers to in his discussion of successful rightwing mobilization. But what happened to progressives after this period and after the birth of the "Southern Strategy"?
    That certainly isn't a soup-to-nuts analysis (from any perspective) of how racism and the economy are joined at the hip. It's a start.

    It is interesting that in the diarist's list of eight issues that progressives are currently debating, "living wage" arguably is the only one that is bread-and-butter economics. I think the diarist probably has that more or less right, which isn't to say that progressives do.

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    by HudsonValleyMark on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 09:58:06 AM PDT

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