The terms ‘austerity’ and ‘neoliberalism’, so commonly used in academic circles to discuss the current economic realities, have a sterile ring to them. They are not terms that hit you in the gut like: violence, hunger, despair, pain, or even racism.
AUSTERITY, NEOLIBERALISM, AND BLACK COMMUNITIES (Vol. 14 #3/4)
Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago
This issue of SOULS, with the residuals of economic crisis of 2008 still with us, and the so-called fiscal cliff temporarily averted, wrestles with the meaning of the current economic conditions as they impact not only Black populations, but people of color and oppressed people generally.