Race in the Capitalist World-System: Response to Symposium Essays


  • Bill Fletcher, Jr. TransAfrica Forum, Institute for Policy Studies





Author Biography

Bill Fletcher, Jr., TransAfrica Forum, Institute for Policy Studies

Bill Fletcher Jr has been an activist since his teen years. Upon graduating from college he went to work as a welder in a shipyard, thereby entering the labor movement. Over the years he has been active in workplace and community struggles as well as electoral campaigns. He has worked for several labor unions in addition to serving as a senior staff person in the national AFL-CIO.

Fletcher is the former president of TransAfrica Forum; a Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies; an editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com; and in the leadership of several other projects. Fletcher is the co-author (with Peter Agard) of “The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941”; the co-author (with Dr. Fernando Gapasin) of “Solidarity Divided: The crisis in organized labor and a new path toward social justice“; and the author of “‘They’re Bankrupting Us’ – And Twenty other myths about unions.” Fletcher is a syndicated columnist and a regular media commentator on television, radio and the Web.




How to Cite

Fletcher, Jr., B. (2016). Race in the Capitalist World-System: Response to Symposium Essays. Journal of World-Systems Research, 22(1), 45–49. https://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.2016.622



Symposium: Race in the Capitalist World-System