Robin D. G. Kelley on Black Marxism: "Historian Robin D.G. Kelley explores the radical Black politics of scholar Cedric J. Robinson -- from his historical understanding of race and capitalism an inherently inseparable systems, to his vision of the possibilities of politics, rooted deep in struggles past and present - setting the groundwork for new … Continue reading BLOGROLL/AUDIO: Kelley on Finding Ways to be One: The making of Cedric J. Robinson’s radical Black politics
Walter Johnson writes: "It is a commonplace to say that slavery “dehumanized” enslaved people, but to do so is misleading, harmful, and worth resisting. "I hasten to add that there are, of course, plenty of right-minded reasons for adopting the notion of “dehumanization.” It is hard to square the idea of millions of people being … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Johnson on Slavery, Racial Capitalism, and Justice | Forum for Boston Review
via @NMAACH: "Paul Cuffe was born a free man in Massachusetts. His mother was Native American and his father was of West African Ashanti lineage. An entrepreneur and philanthropist, Cuffe gained wealth as owner of an international shipping company. Despite his success, as an African American he was viewed as a second-class citizen and denied … Continue reading SOURCE: Petition signed by John Cuffe and Paul Cuffe regarding taxation | @NMAAHC
João Gabriell of, among other things, Mouvement de Libération Afro (MLA) was interviewed by la 1ère, site d'Outre-mer: "Q: Pouvez-vous caractériser cette « approche marxiste de la négrophobie et du (néo)colonialisme » que vous revendiquez ? "Gabriell: C'est comprendre les phénomènes d'exploitation et de dépossession des ressources des uns (par exemple les Africains) pour l'enrichissement des autres (les … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Interview with Guadalopean Blogger and Activist João Gabriell
Jennifer Morgan discusses Cedric Robinson's work on Black Marxism and its relationship to histories of slavery at AAIHS: "Robinson’s work on the early Modern black Atlantic (though he didn’t name it as such) is a crucial provocation to contemporary scholars—and one that is, to some degree, being taken up. In the past ten years, the … Continue reading Morgan on Thinking with Black Marxism | @AAIHS
Jones-Rogers: "Yes. It troubles me to think of seeing her on American currency, and it is especially troubling that Andrew Jackson — a president whose nickname was the “Indian Killer,” who was responsible for signing into law the Indian Removal Act, and who owned 150 enslaved African Americans at the time of his death — will be on the other side...."
Peter James Hudson reviews three recent history of slavery and capitalism texts to place them in conversation with radical black scholarship and political thought, past and present: "Jaurès’s vision of economic questions as the primary engine of social and political change, his linking of capitalism with modernity, his casting of elites as historical actors—all these … Continue reading Hudson on The Racist Dawn of Capitalism | Boston Review