Black Is Back Coalition Holds National Conference in St. Louis
Che Guevara’s call for “one, two, many Vietnams” to resist US imperialism has been answered in the 21stcentury by the rise of China and a multi-polar world, said BAR executive editor Glen Ford, speaking at a national conference of the Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations. Omali Yeshitela, leader of the African People’s Socialist Party and chairman of the Black Is Back Coalition, told the conference, “We have to build a steel cadre that is willing to make revolution our profession.”
Trump Isn’t Special: All US Presidents Support White Supremacy
William C Anderson, author of a recent article titled, “Using Patriotism to Deflect Racism is a Deadly Mistake,” said “the Oval Office is quite familiar” with white supremacists like Donald Trump. “It misses the point to say things like, ‘Trump is disrespecting the office or lowering the standard of the presidency,’” said Anderson, “when this has always been a white supremacist position.”
Jim Crow Still Lives in Hollywood
The US film industry is more open to Black themes and participation than in the past, but still has not answered the question of what kind of society it will project, said Maryann Erigha, a professor of sociology and African American Studies at the University of Georgia, and author of the new book, “The Hollywood Jim Crow: Racial Politics of the Movie Industry.” “Is it a sanitized whiteness, is it a whitewashed vision, or can we have this unapologetic Blackness, and that just be part of the American cultural canon?”
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