Racism, from Minneapolis to Portugal

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On racism …

Negrophobes exist. It is not hatred of the Negro, however, that motivates them; they lack the courage for that, or they have lost it. Hate is not inborn; it has to be constantly cultivated, to be brought into being, in conflict with more or less recognized guilt complexes. Hate demands existence and he who hates has to show his hate in appropriate actions and behavior; in a sense, he has to become hate. That is why Americans have substituted discrimination for lynching. Each to his own side of the street.

Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks

You can’t have capitalism without racism.

Malcom X

If Black people had simply accepted a status of economic and political inferiority, the mob murders would probably have subsided. But because vast numbers of ex-slaves refused to discard their dreams of progress, more than ten thousand lynchings occurred during the three decades following the war.

Angela Y. Davis, Women, Race, & Class

James Baldwin at the Cambridge Union (1965)

Malcolm X at the Oxford Union (1964)

In memory of George Floyd and in solidarity with all of those who resist racist capitalism.

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