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In Search of Black Power

The political impacts of marginalizing Black/Pan-Afrikan Nationalism

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.

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Were Unions a Form of White Affirmative Action?

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.

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