Bob Wing’s Strategy to Build the “Anti-Racist State” to Replace the “Racist State” is Liberal Social Imperialist Nonsense

Quetzal Cáceres What Wing has done is taken an important formulation and neutered it to serve neoliberal multiculturalism. “Wing’s formulation conveniently forgets about the rest of the world, as unfortunately many ‘anti-racists’ tend to do.” I decided to write this piece not because Bob Wing’s formulation has any merit on its own but because a response…

White People’s Stake in Ending the White Republic

Erin Heaney SURJ members canvassing in Georgia during that state’s 2020 Senate run-off. SURJ focused on turning out white voters to help flip the state, joining the effort led by groups like the New Georgia Project, Black Voters Matter, Working Families Party, and Southerners on New Ground. Photo by Sierra King, Survival Media Agency.  In…

Against Left-Wing White Nationalism

Gerald Horne In “The White Republic and The Struggle for Racial Justice,” Bob Wing contended that the U.S. state is racist to the core, and this has specific implications for our movements’ work going forward, especially the need to replace this racist state with an anti-racist state. Organizing Upgrade is publishing a series of commentaries…

Black Citizenship Forum: Black Citizenship and the Problem of “Coloniality”

The Black Agenda ReviewBlacks subject as a stateless and rightless provider of cheap labor in a globalized and racial capitalist economy. “Decolonization struggles – and later postcolonial nation-building and state-making – were constantly undercut by ethnic fractures and tribalism.” For this edition of The Black Agenda Review’s Black Citizenship Forum, political scientist Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni…

Settler-Colonialism, Nationalism, and Patriarchy

Onyesonwu Chatoyer Settler-Colonialism and Neo-Colonialism  It is impossible to understand capitalism without first understanding settler-colonialism and neo-colonialism – the dominant forms of colonialism still remaining in the world today. The earth’s most dangerous imperialist power – the United States of America – is itself a former British (but also in some regions such as the…

Women and the Far Right

Judith Orr The far right is on the rise across the globe and the gains made by women since the 1960s are in their sights. The leader of the world’s most powerful nation is a proud misogynist, boasts about the sexual harassment of women and has declared himself intent on abolishing abortion rights across the…