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Angie Y. Chung and Edward Taehan Chang

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From Third World Liberation to Multiple Oppression Politics: A Contemporary Approach to Interethnic Coalitions

Angie Chung and Edward Taehan Chang revisit earlier models of coalition politics during the 1960s and 1970s and suggest that different economic and social realities in the 1990s necessitate new ways of envisioning race-based alliances. While acknowledging the multiple facets of oppression that continue to shape the lives of people of color today, it is also crucial that we do not embrace the mistaken belief that the objective interests of these racial groups are the same today as they were several decades ago. Development of a multiple political consciousness around commonalities would require greater movement toward mitigating the effects of race– and class-based differences, as well as other forms of stratification. To rectify the injustices of this power system, collective action must eventually be guided by an oppositional consciousness that protests the hierarchical value systems of society.

minorities — political activity, United States — social conditions — race relations

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 25, No. 3 (1998): 80-100