Paul Kivel Speaks on the ‘Buffer Zone’ and COVID-19

Paul Kivel talks to members of the St. Louis Antiracist Collective about the concept of “The Buffer Zone” and how it is playing out in the COVID-19 crisis.

(The buffer zone is a “network of occupations, careers, and professions to mediate for and buffer them from the rest of population…[It] consists of all the jobs that carry out the agenda of the ruling class without requiring ruling class presence or visibility…These jobs give them [buffer zone workers] a little more economic security and just enough power to make decisions about other people’s lives—those who have even less than they do.” –Paul Kivel, “Social Service, Social Change“)