Marxism, Racism, Sexism and the American Penal System

Marxism’s greatest complaint about non-socialist societies is that it engenders a class system based on ownership that is then perpetually recreated. From the beginning, women and non-whites were denied ownership; in the latter case they were actually the property to be owned itself. This ingrained devaluation of the worth of women and African-Americans is, for the most part, no longer sanctioned by law, but it is still a long distance away from being unsanctioned by the naturalization of ideology.