According to Howard Zinn, in A People's History of the United States, how did the development of racism suit the needs of the wealthy?
There is not a country in world history in which racism has been more important, for so long a time, as the United States. And the problem of "the color line," as W. E. B. Du Bois put it, is still with us. So it is more than a purely historical question to ask: How does it start?—and an even more urgent question: How might it end? Or, to put it differently: Is it possible for whites and blacks to live together without hatred?
Howard Zinn does not believe that racism is a natural or hereditary condition but a social construct with a specific...
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