The Rich Will Use Crisis to Further Immiserate Workers
Over half the US workforce would be “made redundant” if the Wall Street and high-tech oligarchs are allowed to restructure the economy under cover of the Covid-19-induced crisis, said Duboisian scholar Anthony Monteiro. The rich want to bring about a “fourth industrial revolution” in which “unemployment or part-time employment and semi-employment will define what work means,” said Monteiro, an organizer with the Philadelphia Saturday Free School. Hi-tech corporations will “make trillions in profits as they dispense with labor.”
Malcolm X was a Black Internationalist
Especially in the latter years of his life, Malcolm X represented “a reemergence of Black radicalism” after the suppression of the McCarthy period, said Desmond Fonseca, a PhD candidate in history at UCLA. Fonseca noted that Malcolm, incensed at US subversion of the newly independent Congo, declared: “You can’t understand Mississippi if you don’t understand what’s going on in the Congo.” Today, said Fonseca, Black Democrats, including the Congressional Black Caucus, have nothing to say about Africa.
Towards a “De-White Supremification of Amerikkka”
Lydia McCaskill, a masters and doctoral student a North Carolina Central University and activist firebrand in her hometown of Gastonia, proposes a process of “de-white supremification” in the US, similar to “de-Nazification” of Germany after World War Two. “The purpose would be “to remove any, every and all things that represent or signify any type of white supremacy in Amerikka,” said McCaskill, who has launched a “Stop Injustice in North Carolina Initiative.”
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