There was slavery and that gave rise to racial identitarianism. The slave-owners and slave-merchants needed to dehumanize the slaves to be able to buy and sell humans like cattle, that's the material bases of racial identities.
Today the racial identities are still being upheld because the private prison complex as an echo of slavery has similar material interests of maintaining similar dehumanization that the OG slave economy once did. By the way please don't call it the "prison industrial
complex", OG slavery as well as the contemporary pseudo-slavery in the private prison labor camps stand in opposition to industrial development that is based on wage labor. The US experienced a large civil war where industrial capital curb-stomped slave-owning/trading capital. It's of strategical importance to know that this contradiction still persists in a reduced intensity, because it could potentially grant Socialists an advantage.
So you have this all backwards, you are still upholding racialism because you have not freed your self from all aspects of ruling ideology. You still uphold the primacy of racial identities instead of recognizing the material basis that generates these identities. This prevents you from treating humans as universal subjects. By reproducing the racialist way of thinking about society you are unwittingly reproducing the ideological basis for the continuation of the private prison complex and by extension the repression that upholds it.
You help create a social context that pressures people to racially identify. Pressuring people to identify is always the first step towards persecution. A dramatic historical example for emphasis: The First thing the Nazis did, was to force Jew-identity-holders to identify them selves by wearing a star-shaped symbol, they did that to ram the cognitive infrastructure for othering through the visual cortex . They needed a special star symbol because the Jew-identity-holders didn't look any different than the rest of the population. The racial identitarianism that is related to slavery isn't using such a symbol. Instead it has attached it self to a random physical particularity. The level of melanin content of the human skin, but the social mechanism is not too dissimilar.
For reference se point 2 from:10 stages of genocide<1. Classification: People are divided into identitarian groups of "in-groups and out-groups”.<2. Symbolization: People are forced to identify themselves.<3. Discrimination: People begin to face systematic identitarian discrimination.<4. Dehumanization: People equated with animals, vermin, diseases or other identitarian slurs.<5. Organization: The state creates special groups (police/para-military) to enforce identitarian repression policies.<6. Polarization: The state broadcasts identitarian propaganda to turn the populace against the identitarian out-groups.<7. Preparation: Official action to remove/relocate identitarian subgroup begins.<8. Persecution: Beginning of murders, theft of property, trial massacres.<9. Extermination: Wholesale elimination of the identitarian subgroup. "extermination" linguistically differentiated from "murder" as verbal dehumanization<10. Denial: The state denies that it has committed any crime.
It would be wrong to point the finger at you and yell "NAZI-brained" because you unwittingly participate in creating social pressures to force people to racially identify, and thus help reproduce the ideology base for the pseudo slavery of the private prison complex. However now that you know, you ought to reexamine your positions.
The most radical ideological opposition to slavery is to deny the slavers the social delusions that they are any different from the slaves. If there is only one universal human subject, than nobody can appeal to difference to be excluded from the risk of enslavement and hence abolishing slavery in all it's variations will become the universal interest.
Finally a warning about the insidious intent of identitarian pseudo-anti-racism. The purpose of that is not to liberate masses of people from racial repression. They only want to liberate potential leaders that could galvanize mass-resistance against systemic-racism. They will try to free individual people that are energetic charismatic and intelligent from racial repression, in order to give them a stake in the status quo and neutralize them as agents of change and the masses of the racially repressed will only be granted a vicarious fiction of liberation. You have to understand that identitarian pseudo-anti-racism can only be a temporary ally, something that might be exploited to get a foot in the door. Once you begin abolishing the systemic infrastructure for racial repression these people will treat you as mortal enemies, because they will defend their material interests as viciously as hooded clansmen. At that stage you have to generate class-consciousness that is stronger than the false consciousness of identitarianism, or you will fail.Sorry for the wall of text, but that is necessary because the regressive identitarian persuasion of reactionarism has grown so many tentacles of deflection that a certain level of verbosity has become unavoidable