So far, the Movement for Black Lives
has focused on social and political rights, mostly around police brutality. But as sharecroppers in the 19th century and others have found out, without economic rights such as control over land, the power to grow your own food and create jobs, political rights are limited. Worker coops offer a partial solution by offering work that is steady, in which all rise together rather than a few individual Blacks rising to upper middle-class positions while most are left behind.
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