Black People : Lorenzo Komboa Ervin on Black Capitalism, Elitism, and "Class"

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    http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/45a/342.html
    http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/45a/343.html
    http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/45a/344.html
    http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/45a/573.html

    "...We'll be "free" alright, free of our money, into the hands of some petty capitalist traders. With these programs, we are deluded into thinking that if we sell enough deodorant and other consumer goods, invest in Multilevel marketing scams, or other scams, then over 25 million oppressed people can just buy their freedom..."

    "...none of the petty capitalist 'solutions'...have been about rebuilding the economically depressed communities most poor Black folks live in, or building some sort of inner city collectives for basic food and housing for poor folks. It's about a middle class, upper crust dream."

    "...they wished that those in the Black leadership would write...about folks trying to either make a business of the Black liberation struggle, or offering a false image of economic development under this system as a way forward..."
     
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    Small world!!!!

    For those who dont know, Lorenzo Komboa Ervin is a former u.s. political prisoner, who, after hijacking a plane to Cuba in the 1960's, was imprisoned in Cuba, left there and traveled the world, until he was kidnapped back to the u.s. and imprisoned here. I know, because we met and worked together in prison. Its good to see his writings posted and I hope you get some good food for thought from them.
     
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