Black anarchism


Black anarchism

Black anarchism opposes the existence of the state and the subjugation and domination of people of color, and favors a non-hierarchical organization of society. Black anarchists seek to abolish white supremacy, patriarchy, capitalism, and the state. Theorists include Ashanti Alston, Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin, Kuwasi Balagoon, Kai Lumumba Barrow, Greg Jackson, Roger White, Martin Sostre and many former members of the Black Panther Party. Anarchist people of color is a network of non-white anarchists.

Ashanti Alston stated:

Black anarchists have criticized the traditional anarchist movement on the grounds it has traditionally been dominated by white Europeans. Black anarchists oppose the anti-racist conception based on the moral universalism of the Age of Enlightenment, which is proposed by the anarchist workers' tradition. Black anarchists argue that it is not adequate to struggle against racism, and that it disguises real inequalities by proclaiming a "de jure" equality. Pedro Ribeiro has criticized the anarchist movement by declaring that: Pedro Riberio has expressed concern that the traditional anarchist movement is racist and seeks to suppress the black voice:

Black anarchists are influenced by the civil rights movement and black nationalism, but seek to forge their own movement that represents their own identity and is tailored to their unique situation. In contrast to black activism that was based on hierarchical organizations such as the Black Panther Party, black anarchism favors organic development through communication and cooperation to bring about an economic and cultural revolution. Alston's "@narchist Panther Zine" stated:

Notes

ee also

* Anarchism and nationalism
* Anarchist People of Color
* Anarchist Black Cross Network
* African anarchism

External links

* [http://www.anarchist-studies.org/article/articleprint/70/-1/8/ "Black Anarchism" by Chuck Morse] includes transcript of a talk by Ashanti Alston
* [http://anarchistpanther.net/ "Anarchist Panther"]
* [http://affinityproject.org/traditions/blackanarchism.html "Black Anarchism"]
* [http://newshound.de.siu.edu/online/stories/storyReader$3796 "Black Anarchism - Has its time come?"]
* [http://www.anarkismo.net/newswire.php?story_id=460 "Senzala or Quilombo: Reflections on APOC and the fate of Black Anarchism"]
* [http://www.iww.org/culture/biography/HubertHarrison1.shtml Hubert Harrison]
* [http://www.iww.org/culture/biography/BenFletcher1.shtml Ben Fletcher]
* [http://www.kersplebedeb.com/mystuff/profiles/balagoon.html "Kuwasi Balagoon"]


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