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From The Socialist newspaper, 5 September 2018

Fight racism, fight capitalism!

For a united movement to demand jobs, homes and services for all

Anti-racism demo 17.3.18, photo Paula Mitchell

Anti-racism demo 17.3.18, photo Paula Mitchell   (Click to enlarge)

Isai Priya, Socialist Party black and Asian group

Socialist Students organised protests and walkouts during Donald Trump's state visit to Britain. We asked college and school students to write a reason why they hate Donald Trump on our placards. A majority wrote down that he is a racist.

More and more young people are getting involved in campaigns to fight against racism. Why does racism exist and how we can fight it?

Right-wing Tory and Blairite governments have increased the oppression of black and Asian workers. The Windrush scandal exposed their racist hostile environment policies.

Malcolm X said "you can't have capitalism without racism" - and the Socialist Party points out that the profit-driven system is the root cause of racism.

The ruling class uses it to divide and rule the working class, making it easier to exploit us.

Racism is a daily feature of life for millions of workers and young people in Britain. It is worsened by Tory and EU-led austerity.

We say that the fight against racism has to be closely linked to the fightback against austerity and cuts to our vital services.

We call for a 10 a hour minimum wage, abolishing tuition fees, building hundreds of thousands of council homes.

These policies could change the lives of millions of black and Asian youth along with the rest of the working class.

There is an urgent need for a united struggle of all workers against austerity and public sector cuts and to fight for jobs, homes and services.

Young people should join the Socialist Party and Socialist Students to build that movement. Join the fightback against racism and capitalism.

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