Learning or, more precisely, development should primarily be a social activity involving those who know more or who are more developed with those who are not so knowledgeable or developed. Those who know more or who are more developed need to create an environment for shared learning or development by
Noel Ignatiev, the author of the following essay on Frederick Douglass, died on November 9th of this year. Although he had been ill, he wasn’t expecting death in the immediate future. In fact, he was looking forward to the publication of the essay in The Brooklyn Rail. The brief period
Noel Ignatiev & John Garvey Our initial reaction to the Rachel Dolezal story was: what’s the big deal? America has always been a land of shape shifters, and if she isn’t stopped for ”driving while black” or followed while shopping, and if her sons are not targeted by cops, then
“…those with ideas will not lead the mass.” Marxism for Our Times is a collection of mostly unpublished and previously unavailable speeches, letters and position papers produced by C.L.R. James in the context of his work with the political tendency that he was associated with in the United States from
If the task of the nineteenth century was to overthrow slavery, and the task of the twentieth century was to end legal segregation, the key to solving this country’s problems in the twenty-first century is to abolish the white race as a social category–in other words, eradicate white supremacy entirely.
This article was initially published in Volume 4, #1 of Azania Worker in February of 1987. A full set of the issues of Azania Worker is available at https://www.sahistory.org.za/search?s=Azania%20worker#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=Azania%20worker&gsc.page=1. Introduction As most activists in the antiapartheid movement realize, the largest and most powerful of the organized groups in the South