Skip to comments.A Black Marxist Scholar Wanted to Talk About Race. It Ignited a Fury.
Posted on 08/14/2020 8:56:57 PM PDT by Theoria
The cancellation of a speech reflects an intense debate on the left: Is racism the primary problem in America today, or the outgrowth of a system that oppresses all poor people?
Adolph Reed is a son of the segregated South, a native of New Orleans who organized poor Black people and antiwar soldiers in the late 1960s and became a leading Socialist scholar at a trio of top universities.
Along the way, he acquired the conviction, controversial today, that the left is too focused on race and not enough on class. Lasting victories were achieved, he believed, when working class and poor people of all races fought shoulder to shoulder for their rights.
In late May, Professor Reed, now 73 and a professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, was invited to speak to the Democratic Socialists of Americas New York City chapter. The match seemed a natural. Possessed of a barbed wit, the man who campaigned for Senator Bernie Sanders and skewered President Barack Obama as a man of vacuous to repressive neoliberal politics would address the D.S.A.s largest chapter, the crucible that gave rise to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a new generation of leftist activism.
His chosen topic was unsparing: He planned to argue that the lefts intense focus on the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus on Black people undermined multiracial organizing, which he sees as key to health and economic justice.
Notices went up. Anger built. How could we invite a man to speak, members asked, who downplays racism in a time of plague and protest? To let him talk, the organizations Afrosocialists and Socialists of Color Caucus stated, was reactionary, class reductionist and at best, tone deaf.
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There is nothing ‘intellectual’ about Marxism. Nothing. It’s a horribly misinformed collection of tripe that was propagated by a parasite with father issues.
I guess we are back to “Liquidate the Kulaks as a Class.”
Well, he’s right. The elites, led by the billionaire class, have been demagoging race to keep the peasants fighting among themselves.
I love the excerpt.
I can’t help but post the following when I see anything about a pro-Marxist professor, agitator, or snowflake: https://communiststats.com/ I apologize if you’ve seen it before.
Thx...I’ve never seen that
The LEFT is the biggest problem. Period.
Spot on. The same is true of that other horrible Leftist political system-Nazism. Hitler had father issues, major ones and he hated working too.
I tried reading ‘’Mein Kampf’’ recently. Good Lord what a incoherent, convoluted pile of garbage. I put it down after a few chapters and even reading that much was a struggle.
Thanks, I needed that.
First they came for the conservatives....
A tempest in a demitasse....
I wonder if the idiots know theyve been dissed
“Afrosocialists and Socialists of Color Caucus...”
I bet they have great-looking T-shirts...
According to Reed’s theory on poor whites and blacks being on an economic level, Pres. Trump’s job-creating policies would make him the greatest Marxist of all time.
Socialists are just another name for traitorous, stupid, delusional communists without the KGB to kill their enemies.
This marxist professor is right I’ve been saying that the trump revolutions of Marx’s worker’s revolution without Marx
Nice, didnt have that one. This is useful:
“Along the way, he acquired the conviction, controversial today, that the left is too focused on race and not enough on class.”
Class grievance is so yesterday! Fabricated racial grievances are so much better at pushing forward the revolution.
You see a rigid class structure never existed in the US and with the available upward mobility, it was hard to make the case of class warfare or envy. They existed only as figments of leftist imagination.
It is easier to make the case of black oppression (even though it is baseless) because in general and on average, blacks tend to occupy the lower ranks of society due to their lower AVERAGE IQ. The left of course doesn’t blame the IQ, instead it blames the whites and the system whites set up.
Sadly there are enough useful idiot whites that gladly accept the blame, and go into guilt ridden euphoria of self flagellation and self debasement culminating with abject groveling.
Whites are their own worst enemy, for most leftist leaders are white. The rest of us normal and sane whites need to find a way to eradicate this cancer.
So, for you, reading "My Struggle" was a struggle?
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