On today's Women's Magazine, Kate Raphael invites us to listen to a fabulous talk by one of the most sophisticated and clear-thinking analysts of the current situation we've heard yet. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is assistant professor in the department of African American Studies at Princeton University. Her book, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, won the 2016 Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book.
Michael C. Dawson, author of Blacks In and Out of the Left, says, "Deeply rooted in Black radical, feminist and socialist traditions, Taylor’s book is an outstanding example of the type of analysis that is needed to build movements for freedom and self-determination in a far more complicated terrain than that confronted by the activists of the 20th century."
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Taylor spoke on Monday, December 5, at Impact Hub in Oakland. She challenged the assertion that the election represents a "whitelash" by blue collar white voters, presents a persuasive counter-narrative that points to possible ways forward for a multiracial working class-oriented social justice movement.
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