We analyze the limitations of current progressive Black political formations through the lens of not learning the lessons of Black nationalism and Pan-Afrikan nationalism. Finally, we use examples of work we do at LBS as examples of how the insights of Black/Pan-African Nationalism can address the material needs of Afrikan people.
In the first of this two-part episode, we take a look at some of the historical successes of Black nationalism as a political methodology. We then juxtapose those successes with the caricatures and stereotypes used to marginalize Black nationalism.
In part two of our interview with Dr. Cleo Manago – we discuss the dynamics of intra-racial violence amongst Black people, particularly sexual and gender minorities.
Dr. Cleo Manago discusses the impact of colonialism and white supremacy on the collective attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of people of African descent.
Part two of our review of Ira Katznelson’s “When Affirmative Action Was White”. We explain how the Dixeicrat’s exclusion of Black laborers from unions – and white control of Black workers in unions – made unions serve to expand the racial wealth/power gap. We conclude with tips on how to build Black power in employment post Affirmative Action.
Samantha Mellerson is with the W. Haywood Burns Institute, a national Black led organization that works to dismantle structural racism. We discuss the mainstream criminal justice reform movement and its successes and challenges.