Alexander shows that, by targeting black men and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of color blindness. The New Jim Crow challenges the civil rights community - and all of us - to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America.
Reflecting on the importance of black feminism, intersectionality, and prison abolitionism for today's struggles, Davis discusses the legacies of previous liberation struggles, from the Black Freedom Movement to the South African anti-Apartheid movement.
Questioning the old assumptions of both liberals and conservatives with respect to the goals and the means of traditional civil rights reform, critical race theorists have presented new paradigms for understanding racial injustice and new ways of seeing the links between race, gender, sexual orientation, and class.
A powerful study of the women's liberation movement in the U.S., from abolitionist days to the present, that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders. From the widely revered and legendary political activist and scholar Angela Davis.
A major influence on civil rights, anti-colonial, and black consciousness movements around the world, Black Skin, White Masks is the unsurpassed study of the black psyche in a white world. Hailed for its scientific analysis and poetic grace when it was first published in 1952, the book remains a vital force today. "[Fanon] demonstrates how insidiously the problem of race, of color, connects with a whole range of words and images." -- Robert Coles, The New York Times Book Review
Bearing singular insight into the rage and frustration of colonized peoples, and the role of violence in effecting historical change, the book incisively attacks the twin perils of postindependence colonial politics: the disenfranchisement of the masses by the elites on the one hand, and intertribal and interfaith animosities on the other.
Freire's work has taken on especial urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is increasingly accepted as the norm.
In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. Her prose is incisive, unflinching, and lyrical, reflecting struggle but ultimately offering messages of hope. This commemorative edition includes a new foreword by Lorde-scholar and poet Cheryl Clarke, who celebrates the ways in which Lorde's philosophies resonate more than twenty years after they were first published.
Paulo Freire's work has helped to empower countless people throughout the world and has taken on special urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is ongoing.
Neoliberalism-the doctrine that market exchange is an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action-has become dominant in both thought and practice throughout much of the world since 1970 or so. David Harvey tells the political-economic story of where neoliberalization came from and how it proliferated on the world stage. Through critical engagement with this history, he constructs a framework, not only for analyzing the political and economic dangers that now surround us, but also for assessing the prospects for the more socially just alternatives being advocated by many oppositional movements.
Freedom Dreams by Robin D. G. Kelley; J. D. Jackson (Narrated by)
In this essay, originally delivered as a David C. Baum Memorial Lecture on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights at the University of Illinois College of Law, Professor Bell begins by discussing the recent debate surrounding The Bell Curve, and utilizing the tools of critical race theory, he offers an alternative explanation as to why the book’s authors decided to publish rejected theories of black inferiority. Professor Bell then discusses the origins of critical race theory, what the theory is, what the theory ought to be, and the critics’ attack of the theory. He concludes with stories about black struggle in America, stories which Professor Bell believes accurately depict the ongoing racist efforts to prevent black success.
A massive PDF compilation of writings about black radical and revolutionary movements in the US in the 20th century.... It is a part of the Communist Interventions Series, edited by the Communist Research Cluster.
Black Reconstruction - W.E.B. Du Bois
What Socialism Means to Us - Hubert Harrison
An Appeal to the Conscience of the Black Race to See Itself - Marcus Garvey
Program of the African Blood Brotherhood - The African Blood Brotherhood
Report on the Negro Question - Claude McKay
Application for Membership in the Communist Party - W.E.B. Du Bois
The Negro Nation - Harry Haywood
An End to the Neglect of the Problems of the Negro Woman! - Claudia Jones
The Revolutionary Answer to the Negro Problem in US - C.L.R. James
Revolutionary Nationalism and the Afro-American - Harold Cruse
Is the Black Bourgeoisie the Leader of the Black Liberation Movement? - Harry Haywood with Gwendolyn Midlo Hall
The American Revolution - James Boggs
Message to Grassroots - Malcolm X
The 12-Point Program of RAM - Revolutionary Action Movement
Speech in Beijing - Robert F. Williams
Black Power - Stokely Carmichael
Beyond Vietnam - Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Pitfalls of National Consciousness - Frantz Fanon
The Correct Handling of a Revolution - Huey P. Newton
Power Anywhere Where There's People - Fred Hampton
On the Ideology of the Black Panther Party - Eldridge Cleaver
On the Defection of Eldridge Cleaver ... - Huey P. Newton
Prison Letters - George Jackson
White Blindspot - Noel Ignatin
Without a Science of Navigation We Cannot Sail in Stormy Seas - Noel Ignatin
Liberation Will Come from a Black Thing - James Forman
General Program (Here’s Where We’re Coming From) - League of Revolutionary Black Workers
From Repression to Revolution - Ken Cockrel
Black Women's Manifesto; Double Jeopardy: To Be Black and Female - Frances M. Beal
Reflections on the Black Woman’s Role in the Community of Slaves - Angela Davis
The Combahee River Collective Statement - Combahee River Collective
Negro National Colonial Question - Communist League
Critique of the Black Nation Thesis - Racism Research Project
Revolutionary Review: The Black Nation Thesis - Congress of African People
National Liberation of Puerto Rico and the Responsibilities of the U.S. Proletariat - Puerto Rican Revolutionary Workers Organization
Revolution, the National Question and Asian Americans - I Wor Kuen
Chicano Liberation and Proletarian Revolution - August Twenty-Ninth Movement
In this series of essays Fred Moten and Stefano Harney draw on the theory and practice of the black radical tradition as it supports, inspires, and extends contemporary social and political thought and aesthetic critique. Today the general wealth of social life finds itself confronted by mutations in the mechanisms of control: the proliferation of capitalist logistics, governance by credit, and the management of pedagogy. Working from and within the social poesis of life in the undercommons Moten and Harney develop and expand an array of concepts: study, debt, surround, planning, and the shipped. On the fugitive path of an historical and global blackness, the essays in this volume unsettle and invite the reader to the self-organised ensembles of social life that are launched every day and every night amid the general antagonism of the undercommons.
"Activists incarcerated for deeds criminalized by the United States appeal to the U.S. Constitution, international law, morality, and religious faith to transform life on both sides of the razor wire. Insights into insurrection, rebellion, and liberation require that we engage with their works, both their contributions and contradictions."
Drawing on more than forty oral histories collected from veteran black women radicals and their family members, McDuffie examines how these women negotiated race, gender, class, sexuality, and politics within the CPUSA. In Sojourning for Freedom, he depicts a community of radical black women activist intellectuals who helped to lay the foundation for a transnational modern black feminism.