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Black Politics and Anti-Black Politics

Black Politics and Anti-Black Politics

Hello and welcome to African Elements. I’m Darius Spearman. In this episode, what is politics and what defines the experience of black folks within political structures? How does racism factor into that experience? We begin our exploration of Black politics and anti-black politics right now… Thank you for watching African Elements. If are new to this channel, we produce content for Africana and Black Studies that’s accessible to students and lifelong learners in and out of the classroom. We’ve got…

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Left of Black with Kehinde Andrews

Left of Black with Kehinde Andrews

Welcome to Left of Black. I’m your host, Marc Anthony Neal. We’re joined today by Dr. Kehinde Andrews who is a professor of Black studies in the School of Social Sciences at Birmingham City University, director of the Center for Critical Social Research, and he’s the author of the just published “Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century”. How are you doing? I’m good. Thank you. Thanks for joining us. You know first of all you know…

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Episode 1 (Segment 3): Challenges and Dilemmas of Black Studies

Episode 1 (Segment 3): Challenges and Dilemmas of Black Studies

As a relatively new and still developing discipline, Black Studies faces many challenges, dilemmas and paradoxes that scholars, students and academics must grapple with. Among them: Given that black studies is both a response to and a means of addressing social inequality how we get around the fact that social inequality is largely a barrier between black studies those whose needs it is intended to address? How do we achieve and educational impact on a critical mass of people in…

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Episode 11: Unity in Diversity , Part 2 (Full Episode)

Episode 11: Unity in Diversity , Part 2 (Full Episode)

Hello and welcome to African Elements. In this episode, Unity In Diversity? We saw in Episode 10 two approaches to the problems facing African Americans as a result of the failures of Reconstruction. The integrationist and the Black Nationalist approaches were fundamentally in opposition to one another and the conflict between WEB DuBois and Booker T. Washington was simply built in to their philosophical ideologies. In part two, we will explore other ideological approaches. Just like integration and Black Nationalism,…

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Episode 1 (Segment 2): The Establishment of Black Studies

Episode 1 (Segment 2): The Establishment of Black Studies

As we can see, the critical issue here is the power to define. Since historically the black experience has been defined through the European lens (at least over the past four hundred years or so) Black Studies is largely an effort to reclaim and redefine the experience of persons of African descent. That’s exactly the reason why naming is so important. The different departments that have of sprung up throughout the country do vary in the terms they use to…

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Episode 11: Unity in Diversity, Part 2 (Introduction)

Episode 11: Unity in Diversity, Part 2 (Introduction)

Hello and welcome to African Elements. In this episode, Unity In Diversity? We saw in Episode 10 two approaches to the problems facing African Americans as a result of the failures of Reconstruction. The integrationist and the Black Nationalist approaches were fundamentally in opposition to one another and the conflict between WEB DuBois and Booker T. Washington was simply built in to their philosophical ideologies. In part two, we will explore other ideological approaches. Just like integration and Black Nationalism,…

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Episode 11 (Segment 1): Africans and Europeans on the Move

Episode 11 (Segment 1): Africans and Europeans on the Move

As new immigrants arrive from Eastern Europe, largely as a result of the chaos brought on by World War I, many African Americans are going to find a good deal of value in some of their insights and philosophies that these new arrivals brought with them. Because many of the Eastern European rivals have faced similar exploitation and oppression in their own countries, perhaps they will make affective partners in fighting oppression and the United States. Perhaps the class based…

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Episode 11 (Segment 2): Socialism and the Communist Party

Episode 11 (Segment 2): Socialism and the Communist Party

Class unity presented a major threat to the elite because unity meant that the employers could not play the divide and conquer game, the political and economic establishment did little to stem the tide of ethnic backlash, and in many ways deliberately stirred it up by using a 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia to steer up fear and hatred for Eastern Europeans and Russians fleeing the civil conflict. The ideals of the revolution brought workers party unity that cut across…

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Episode 12: Unity in Diversity? (Part 3 – Introduction)

Episode 12: Unity in Diversity? (Part 3 – Introduction)

Hello and welcome again to African Elements. In this episode, Unity In Diversity? We look at the various often conflicting elements of black nationalism in the struggle for black liberation and self-determination, and specifically at Maulana Karenga and his notion of cultural nationalism within the US organization. Is conflict inevitable between black nationalist organizations such as US and other civil rights organizations such as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which operate outside the black nationalist framework? What about the various…

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Episode 10 (Segment 3): Clash of Ideologies

Episode 10 (Segment 3): Clash of Ideologies

One of the ways that the various African American leaders’ differences will be expressed is in their support for political leaders. The Republican Party which, early on championed political and social equality for blacks — even if only for their own political gain – had lost interest in African Americans as a political agenda since the compromise of 1877. They sat idly by as southern redemption and white supremacy returned African Americans to slave like conditions that existed prior to…

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