Black movement formation: Race, class, gender, capitalist globalization, and white nationalism today

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The arc of the Black Freedom struggle in the US signals the early twenty-first century as a period of high contention, resistance, and possibility. It is also rife with contradictions. The radicalism which informs Black liberation struggle today is complex, disparate, and signals the need to rearticulate social transformation given Black resistance in the era of new nationalism. The struggle is theorized in this analysis in the context of racial capitalism, changing organizational forms, state violence, and nonlinear, disparate contentions around the police. Understanding white supremacist nationalism in the US today is core to this discussion. Ultimately, Black lives in this new movement moment struggle for a broad and notable shift, which places gender, gender nonconforming, and sexuality at the center of the resistance and our understanding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-23
Number of pages11
JournalPerspectives on Global Development and Technology
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019



  • #blacklivesmatter
  • Black feminism
  • Black liberation struggle
  • class
  • Ferguson
  • gender
  • movement building
  • race
  • white nationalism
  • white supremacy

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