Myth of “Black Wall Street” is Deployed to Bolster Black Capitalism
In an article in Black Agenda Report titled “From Black Wall Street to Black Capitalism,” Too Black, a writer and poet based in Indianapolis, reported that “most Greenwood Blacks worked for white businesses, and 95 percent lived in substandard housing.” The Black Wall Street Myth, said Too Black, is used “to push Black capitalism” and obscures the fact that “there were actually Black folks rising up and trying to protect a Black man from being lynched” in 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma.
US Universities Have Turned Into Rapacious Capitalist Machines
American higher education is a relentless gentrifyer that spreads police terror and low wages, said Davarian Baldwin, professor of American Studies and founding director of the Smart Cities Lab at Trinity College, in Hartford, Connecticut. “These Black and brown neighborhoods were targeted for displacement,” said Baldwin, author of the book “In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower.
US Wages Cold War Against China Because America Can’t Compete
The US confrontation with China is rooted in America is being economically eclipsed by the Asian juggernaut, said Julie Varughese, Solidarity Network Coordinator of Black Alliance for Peace, in a Green Party webinar on Joe Biden’s First 100 Days. The Covid-19 experience showed “that China could beat back the virus and then be the only country to experience economic growth” when the rest of the world was in recession,” said Varaghese.
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