How to Organize the South: Non-Majority Organizing for the Win

Source: Freedom Road Socialist Organization, May 2010

Non-majority organizing is an approach particularly suited to the South and Southwest where right to work laws and a generally anti-labor climate exist. The difficulty of organizing in both areas has to do not only with repressive laws but with the psychological and cultural impacts of the unique histories of the two regions. While years of struggle have resulted in a significant weakening of the cultural and political hegemony of the plantation slave system in the South and the patron patterns of the Southwest, the most reactionary elements of the ruling class and its servants in government, education, and media are still very much in charge.
See also:
Organize the South: Learning from Today’s Non-Majority Projects

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