teenVoice Episode 3: Race & Capitalism


Illustration by Tenagnework Agedie

The term “racial capitalism” was coined by Black Studies professor Cedric J. Robinson in 1983 to describe how capitalist systems like the American economy propagate racism and inequality despite political and legal advancements for the rights of people of color.

In our third episode of teenVoice, Heights Herald student editors Istabraq Sheikh, Makagbe Sanoe, and Ilma Ntambwe discuss the intersection of race and capitalism in young people of color’s lives along with Staff Writer Tenagnework Agedie. From immigration to generational wealth, and entrepreneurship to eugenics plus everything in between, this roundtable conversation is vital to understanding and wrestling with the connection between American economics and racism in modern society.