Omowale Jabali : Gloracialization: The Response of Pan-Blackists to Globalization

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    The color line is rooted in history. The experiences of Africans and blacks in Diaspora have tragically been informed by a Eurocentric hegemonic weltanschauung. This has provoked a countervailing racial essentialist ethos contrived to combat the debilitating impact of Eurocentrism. Put differently, racial essentialism has historically served as pedestal for constructing and sustaining binaries of hegemony and counter-hegemony. In this essay, I hope to show how black Americans are responding to the enduring legacies of Eurocentric racialism by constructing a countervailing Afrocentric racialized worldview designed to empower blacks, and create zones of isolation from what they perceive as the ever-threatening and expanding boundaries of Eurocentric racialism. At critical moments in American history, blacks have had to invoke the color line to underscore the critical problematic of Eurocentric hegemony. Since the 1960s, racialized discourse has found widespread acceptance among an increasingly alienated segment of the black community--from Black Power, through Black Panther, and the Nation of Islam to the modern Black Panther. Racial essentialism now occupies a central location in the black American struggle. However, there is now a growing transcendentalist projection. In the last decade and half, concern over the eroding impact and prospects of globalization has compelled black cultural nationalists to advance what I term a “gloracialized” constriction of reality—a unifying racialized paradigm designed to defend blacks against the perceived threat of a global Eurocentric order. Gloracialization essentializes race as a unifying umbrella for all blacks, regardless of geographical location. It advances a monolithic construction of Africans and blacks in Diaspora as one people united by negative experiences emanating from historic encounters with Europeans.

    http://globalization.icaap.org/content/v5.1/adeleke.html
     
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    In 1900, the great African-American scholar W.E.B. Du Bois, predicted that the “problem of the twentieth century” would be the “problem of the color line,” the unequal relationship between the lighter vs. darker races of humankind. Although Du Bois was primarily focused on the racial contradiction of the United States, he was fully aware that the processes of what we call “racialization” today – the construction of racially unequal social hierarchies characterized by dominant and subordinate social relations between groups – was an international and global problem. Du Bois’s color line included not just the racially segregated, Jim Crow South and the racial oppression of South Africa; but also included British, French, Belgian, and Portuguese colonial domination in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean among indigenous populations.

    Building on Du Bois’s insights, we can therefore say that the problem of the twenty-first century is the problem of global apartheid: the racialized division and stratification of resources, wealth, and power that separates Europe, North America, and Japan from the billions of mostly black, brown, indigenous, undocumented immigrant and poor people across the planet.
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    The interesting thing about the full article is that it skirts the issue of what can or should take the place of pan Africanims, in light of the
    present neoliberla globalist polices are simply a continuation of colonization.

    Pan Africansist decided to put aside thier differences and work together for the common good of all Africans,
    and unite to share thier resources and protect the people all over the continent form outside exploitation as well as setting up councils to prevent internal exploitaiton and corruption

    based on Black for Black

    Therefore what would be wrong with such a concept in lieu of the present day situation?

    As well as the proposals and schemes of the World Bank, IMF, and AFRICOM,
    for the future?
     
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