Marxisme and the fight for Black Freedom


From the Civil War to Black Lives Matter

The oppression of black people has been a fundamental part of capitalism in North America since its inception. Along with nationalism, racial division has historically been the key ideological tool used by the ruling class to prevent the emergence a powerful united working class movement which could challenge its rule. Racism and the super-exploitation of the black population has also been the source of massive profits for the ruling class. But while this has remained a constant, the form of black oppression has changed enormously from the slave system to sharecropping under Jim Crow to the integration of a large section of black population in industrial production starting in World War I and the mass migration of black people to the Northern cities in the 1930s.

The fight for black freedom has gone through a corresponding series of phases from slave rebellions to the abolitionist movement to the the struggle of black workers alongside white workers to build industrial unions in the 1930s and 40s to the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 60s. The labor movement and socialists have been confronted from the beginning in this country with the strategic task of challenging racism as part of mobilizing working people in their class interests.

A Socialist Alternative Pamphlet
October 2016 – 84 pages

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