Title: Democracy, capitalism and racism: Latino labour and US capitalism

Authors: Aida Sy, Tony Tinker

Addresses: Department of Accounting, Law and CIS, School of Business, Manhattan College, 406 De La Salle Hall, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, NY 10471, USA. ' Department of Accounting, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York, One Bernard Baruch Way, P.O. Box 12-236, New York, NY 10010, USA

Abstract: Since the US voters elected Barack Obama in 2008 – the first African American President of the United States of America – we witness continual attacks on this first black president. The attacks by the Tea Party have been widely broadcast by those parts of the US media most sympathetic to their concerns. The Tea Party has also attacked Nancy Pelosi – the first woman Speaker of the House; the President|s Healthcare Reform (initially planned to provide healthcare for 50 millions of Americans); the minimum wage and many other social protections for the middle class. Their other attacks were directed against the Latino labour.

Keywords: democracy; capitalism; Latino labour; racism; accounting; immigrants; USA; United States; social policy; gender; healthcare.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCA.2011.039601

International Journal of Critical Accounting, 2011 Vol.3 No.1, pp.1 - 4

Published online: 21 Oct 2014 *

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