October 13, 2017

Bookshelf: Community organizing in radical times

Richard Moser, Conterpunch - The long-lost story of anti-racist, radical white working class activism has been restored by Amy Sonnie and James Tracy in their invaluable book: Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times. Get it and read it now.

During the 1960s and 1970s, radical activists set out to organize the white working class. They linked the pursuit of working class interest and economic democracy with anti-racist organizing. They discovered, and helped others realize, that white supremacy and racism are not a friend to white people but one of the main obstacles to fulfilling our own destiny as a free people.

The context was the last revolution. The civil rights, black power, feminist, student movements and community organizing set the stage for working class whites to make important contributions to the democracy movements of the time. While these efforts were initiated by various groups, the Students for a Democratic Society, radicalized working class youth, and the Black Panthers, they all eventually depended on the leadership of working class communities.


Anonymous said...

"invaluable book: Hillbilly Nationalists..."

Sheeeyit - its them there ignorant eastern riters agin what don't no political correctness.

Hillbilly suggests billy goats.
We'uns these days shud be refered to as HillWilliams.

Anonymous said...

Does that ignorant HillWilliam live in a heated cave? Did he discover fire yet?

Anonymous said...

Sheeeyit 10:28 AM - I got a iPhone 7 an solar panels on my roof, you ninny.