Year of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

MALS: Social Sciences

Directing Professor

Christopher Florio


While always remembering that racial capitalism’s very nature ensures that non-white Americans suffer incomparable racial oppression, this paper will endeavor to expose the devastation caused to American society as a whole by explaining the ways in which racial capitalism destroyed poor white labors ability to participate fully in the economic system and strangled its chances of living the American dream. It is my hope that by discussing the missing piece of the poor white laborers’ experience under racial capitalism will unite poor white laborers and poor black laborers to work together to end racial capitalism, policing, and the carceral system. Together, the poor laboring class of America can overthrow the current divisive, racialized system and construct new social, economic, and juridical systems based on communal restorative practices.