Letters and Politics

The Economics of Teaching. Then, White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy

As teachers take to the streets especially in red states and in Oklahoma they began their second week of the strike, we talk about the economics of teaching with Sylvia Allegretto.  She is a labor economist and co-chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at the University of California, Berkeley.

Then we talk to Elizabeth Gillespie McRae about her new book: Mother of Resistance: White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy which examines the grassroots workers who maintained the system of racial segregation and Jim Crow.  Elizabeth Gillespie McRae is a professor of history and director of graduate social science education programs at Western Carolina University.



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