Aspects of Re-proletarianization: The Boston Busing Crisis is an edited version of the same paper I presented to The Labor and Working Class History Association (LAWCHA) on June 6, 2013. The basic problem posed in this paper, and one currently contested among the Left in works like Zak Cope’s Divided World, Divided Class and Bromma’s Worker Elite is: How does one define the labor aristocracy, if it exists? What are their motives? Are they part of the proletariat or are they a class alien to revolution? I decided to expose how a labor aristocracy constitutes itself, reproduces itself, and operates politically on an empirical level, using the history of the Boston Busing Crisis as a matrix to discuss this concept. Continue reading “Aspects of Re-proletarianization: The Boston Busing Crisis”