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Robin D.G. Kelley

Black Americans and Marx

A few days ago my fellow USIH blogger Robert Greene posted something to my Facebook wall about Cedric J. Robinson’s classic book, Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition. We proceeded to have a brief conversation about how important, indeed underrated Black Marxism is, and I declared I would re-read and blog about it in the near future. Alas, this is not that post, but I will say that in my first reading of Black Marxism while in grad school (while in the midst of a serious Marxist reading binge), I was struck by Robinson’s argument that classic Read more