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"Founded in 1966, the year after Malcolm X's death, the Black Panther Party viewed itself as his ideological successor. Malcolm X had just emerged from the NOI and its almost purely race-based view of the world into an anti-colonial, anti-imperial world view, one that acknowledged the necessity of seeking white allies began to think in terms of class and race rather than race alone. This was not the position of the BPP so much as it was its trajectory. Just as Malcolm himself had been an unfinished work in progress, evolving from petty criminal to the NOI to something else afterward, the BPP seems to have viewed itself as obliged to evolve. It too was a moving target, tending steadily leftward for most of its existence integrating a Marxist and anti-imperialist analysis into its critiques of American white supremacy.

The old BPP appears, from the evidence of the 1966 and 1971 platforms, to have been moving in the direction of socialism. The organization which calls itself the NBPP on the other hand, appears to be aimed in a quite different direction, lifting phrases, concepts and a purely race-based world view from Ron Karenga’s and his US organization..."
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Radiocarbon dating by University of Birmingham dates manuscript to period between AD 568 and 645
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"Male dropouts of all races were 47 times more likely to be incarcerated than their peers of a similar age who had graduated from a four-year college or university."
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The head of Alaska's state law enforcement academy knows and appreciates the difference.
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But this attitude is far from the norm IMHO.
Also its easier to use law enforcement to quell dissent amongst the poor if they are deified and enshrined as a protected class under the law
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+Will Shetterly Little trivia about the shared shower scene in ST; apparently the cast said the only way they would do the scene that way was if the director was in the buff as well... and as you can guess from the fact the scene made it into the film- he obliged them ;) Don't know that happened for a fact but seems plausible!
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Opposition to racism used to be a political stance. Now it has every marking of a religion, with both good and deleterious effects on American society.
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In October 1917 when the red sailors marched from the Smolny Institute to the Winter Palace they did not chant slogans from the Bolshevik Central Committee, but the punk poetry of Vladimir Mayakovsky. Yesh ananasy, ryabchiki zhui, Dyeh tvoi posledni prikhodit, burzhui! (“Eat pineapples, chew on quail Your last day is coming, bourgeois!”) In a world where a Kaiser’s crown could roll like a bauble in the gutter, and any cook could govern, there was...
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I agree with Crusty.
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“Working class people of all colors must unite against the exploitative, oppressive ruling class. Let me emphasize again — we believe our fight is a class struggle, not a race struggle.” — Bobby Seale, co-founder Black Panther Party 
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I shared it for two reasons: I agree with it, and a lot of people think the Black Panthers were all about race.
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"Is it just a coincidence that the rate of incarceration for blacks is six times the rate for whites — and that the rate for whites who didn’t graduate high school is, likewise, six times the rate for whites who did? Is that not due to economic inequality?

Is it a coincidence that the white incarceration rate is almost four times greater in poor Idaho than in rich Connecticut? Or that so far just this year, cops in Oklahoma (population: 3.9 million) have killed 29 people, 18 of whom were white — more than the entire English police force (population: 53 million) has killed in the last decade?"
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+Jon Munger I would plus that several times if I could.

+Steve S Do you realize that when you talk about race-based solutions, you never offer any specific solutions? Let's hear them. Reparations? How do you implement them? Laws that favor black folks? Give me some practical examples that are not class-based solutions like Basic Income, and I'll do my very best to weigh them fairly on their merits.
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Libertarian doctrine opposes public schools on principle.
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Another argument for Basic Income.
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But the moralitarian — not the moral way — is strong here, +Sakari Maaranen. 
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Black leftist critics of antiracism and BlackLivesMatter
Antiracism, Our Flawed New Religion  by John McWhorter NetRoots Nation Confrontation Wasn't About #BlackLivesMatter At All  by Bruce A. Dixon Adolph Reed on Respecting Black Leadership Related: What Black Lives Matter gets wrong about Bernie Sanders Tia Oso...
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