Deconstructing African-American Revolutionary Politics

This article is derived from a research paper I wrote in 2018 for my Political Violence & Revolutions class. It was so well written and researched it even received an A+ from my openly Marxist professor. Anyone who would like to view the original paper with the list of sources can do so here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vR2KwJogcTB61PdVmUPMxQziCTeDWwohf_XWjJIyy3xOP1lqmwC3BrDCzp9CreC4Q/pub

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Source: Chicago Sun-Times

In August 2016, sociopolitical organization the Movement for Black Lives, an affiliate of the Black Lives Matter movement and a coalition of groups across the United States representing the interests of black communities, released their official platform to combat racial inequality.


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Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren at the Democrat primary debates. Source: The New Yorker

Recently, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released a position for his 2020 Presidential campaign that called for the implementation of a progressive wealth tax on the wealthiest Americans. Unlike a traditional income tax, this would levy an annual tax on all assets of those who fall under it.

Sanders’s plan, which would tax between 1–8% of wealth starting at $32 million, is even more severe than the similar plan of his 2020 rival Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who proposed in January a 2% tax on wealth above $50 million and 3% above $1 billion.

While these tax plans have been hailed…


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Earlier today, President Trump signed into law the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, which rolls back some of the banking regulations from the Dodd-Frank Act, which passed as a response to the 2008 Financial Crisis.

This partial repeal enjoyed rare bipartisan support from Republicans and Democrats, however the “progressive” wing of the Democratic Party voiced its outrage over the easing of the regulations.

“Ten years ago, Wall Street almost destroyed our economy,” said Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), who led opposition to the legislation in the Senate. …


This past friday, yet another school shooting occurred at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, where 8 people were tragically killed by a teenage male gunman.

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In classic fashion, many on both sides of the mainstream political spectrum used the tragedy to advance their respective agendas: People on the left calling for gun control, and people on the right calling for the arming of teachers. …

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