White Supremacy

Reading Black Reconstruction, Session 1

March 9, 2017

March 9, 2017 Welcome to the Black Reconstruction Study Group There are 3 primary goals for this study group: 1. To examine Du Bois’ method of historiography for understanding the role of Black people in the Reconstruction period. 2. To draw lessons from the context of Reconstruction to sharpen our analysis and strategy for today’s fights, including: developing an anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, internationalist analysis of the balance of forces understanding how capitalism is racialized and motivates private and governmental forces understanding and applying the concept of abolition democracy building and maintaining multi-racial coalitions 3.
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Looking the World in the Face: History and Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro

February 24, 2017

By Rachel Herzing and Isaac Ontiveros CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THIS PIECE “History is not the past. It is the present. We carry our history with us. We are our history.” James Baldwin (“Black English: A Dishonest Argument”, 1980, as quoted in I Am Not Your Negro) Raoul Peck’s filmmaking approach in I Am Not Your Negro, affords us the opportunity to reacquaint ourselves with the dynamism of James Baldwin’s thinking.
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People Get Ready: Conference Background Materials

January 19, 2017

While there are many high quality and useful materials circulating in relationship to the 2016 elections, and you likely have your favorites, here are just a few of the things that we reviewed in preparation for People Get Ready: Building Resistance in the Trump Era.
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People Get Ready Conference

January 14, 2017

On January 14, 2017, just days after the disastrous Donald Trump electoral victory, the Center for Political Education hosted a one-day conference where nearly 600 organizers, activists, and community members gathered to understand the political moment, fortify themselves, and to get organized for the fights to come.
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