Black Voters Won’t Save the Democrats
If the Democrats continue to behave as if the working class is white, they won’t be able to count on huge Black turnouts at the polls, said activist and public interest attorney Malaika Jabali. Many Blacks in the economically depressed Midwest opted out of voting in the last presidential election, believing the Democrats “don’t care about me, so why should I care about them,” said Jabali.
Fundamental Black and Native Opposition to White Setller State
Blacks and Native Americans continue to pose a threat to the “conquistador white settler nation,” agues Tiffany King, author of “The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies.” King is a professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Georgia. “There are impulses within both Black abolition and Native decolonization that are fundamentally about ending the US,” said King.
Green New Deal vs White Supremacy
The fight for a Green New Deal is bringing together a “multiracial, multiclass coalition” that is meeting their environmental, economic and psychological needs “in a far more efficient and better way than it ever was under white supremacist capitalist capitalism,” said activist and State University of New York English professor Nicholas Powers. Powers is author of “The Ground Below Zero: 9/11 to Burning Man, New Orleans to Darfur, Haiti to Occupy Wall Street.”
Mumia: Even Angela Davis Shocked by US Mass Incarceration
Mumia Abu Jamal, the nation’s best known political prisoner, notes that even trailblazing prison abolition scholar Angela Davis, herself a former political prisoner, underestimated Americans’ willingness to incarcerate millions of their fellows. Abu Jamal quoted Davis, who wrote that, back in the late Sixties she could not fathom that the US prison population would increase ten-fold in the next few decades. “No, this will never happen,” she wrote. “Not unless this country plunges into fascism.”
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