Disposable labor for disposable jobs. We don’t engage day laborers as people, but as the job they’ve been hired to do. And when the job is done, so is the person. Add into the mix the often far-reaching and global conditions that allow for day workers to be conveniently located in Your Neighborhood and ready to spring to action at a moment’s notice, and you’ve got a recipe that starkly cooks up the racial consequences of American economic policies. This video, uncovered on YouTube by a friend, is a nice turn of hand on day labor jobs. Hopefully, it will also force some viewers to ask why day laborers have come to be in the first place – but maybe that’s asking too much.
Can You Pick Up One or Two CPAs to Give Us a Hand?
By Tracy Kronzak Apr 16, 2008