On the Anniversary of His Death, Theodore W. Allen’s Analysis Still Resonates

Jeffrey B. Perry “White supremacy” wrote Allen, is “both the keystone and the Achilles heel of U.S. bourgeois democracy.” “White identity had to be carefully taught.” Theodore W. “Ted” Allen (August 23, 1919-January 19, 2005) was an anti-white supremacist, working class intellectual and activist. He developed his pioneering class struggle-based analysis of “white skin privilege”…

Fascism, Fascisation, Antifascism

Ugo Palheta All over the world, from the United States to Brazil and India, Italy and Hungary, the question of fascism has returned to the forefront. Not just because of the advance – or electoral victories – of far-right organisations, but also because of undeniable authoritarian thrusts and accelerating policies of destruction of workers’ rights,…

Caste Does Not Explain Race

Charisse Burden-Stelly, PhD The celebration of Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste reflects the continued priority of elite preferences over the needs and struggles of ordinary people. “Wilkerson suggests that Black and other minority poor and working-class populations suffer less than Black elites.” Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents  Isabel Wilkerson In the late 1940s, the Cold War was…

Structural Racism in Brazil

Emir Sader In Brazil, it is said that there is a structural racism. The country is the model slave country of the world. For at least three centuries, Brazilian workers were millions of black people brought from Africa to be slaves. This degraded both the black man and the work, considered a minor activity, carried…

They Want Us Dead: US Education is a Practice of Inherent Violence

Carrie MorrisFrom origins of exploited free labor from enslaved Africans to the eery connection between profit over people and corporate greed, the US education system is a white supremacist technology, tool, and weapon that interconnects and maintains a tradition to colonial orders of the status quo. The violence of the U.S. education system has operated…

Community Control of Police = Autonomous Zone of People Power

Pan-African Community Action organizer Netfa Freeman told a panel organized by Black psychology students at Bowie State University, in Maryland: “Community control of police is a way to create autonomous zones of power, so that people can actually take control of public safety.” Dhoruba Bin Wahad, who spent 19 years as a Black Panther Party…

Concerning Anti-Imperialist Thought (Part II)

Alejo Brignole Tens of thousands of men, women and children shot, starved, and tortured to death by German troops as they put down rebellious tribes in what is now Namibia. The problem that colonialism and imperialist hegemonies constitute for culture and human social development is fundamental to the historical analysis of any era. Under this…

The Long Shadow of Racial Fascism

Alberto Toscano Recent debates have centered on whether it’s appropriate to compare Trump to European fascists. But radical Black thinkers have long argued that racial slavery created its own unique form of American fascism. In the wake of the 2016 election, public intellectuals latched onto the new administration’s organic and ideological links with the alt-…

The African (Black) Petti-Bourgeoisie Has Always Been a Problem

Ahjamu Umi The narrative consistently advanced by the capitalist system for quite some time has been designed to condition us to believe that the working poor and the lumpen-proletariat (criminal class) are unacceptable elements within the African world (and every other world).  The system has worked overtime to develop theories that criminalize those two classes…

The Battle for the White House and Far Right Militias

Rafael González Morales Political violence in different forms and manifestations is present in the U.S. electoral arena. President Trump systematically promotes it, law enforcement agencies have increased police brutality against minorities, groups and movements of various kinds, and a state of siege has been declared in several cities in recent times. Domestic terrorist plans have…

Towards a “De-White Supremification of Amerikkka”

Lydia McCaskill, a masters and doctoral student a North Carolina Central University and activist firebrand in her hometown of Gastonia, proposes a process of “de-white supremification” in the US, similar to “de-Nazification” of Germany after World War Two. “The purpose would be “to remove any, every and all things that represent or signify any type…