"A member of one group told me that if i was really concerned about the liberation of Black people, i should quit school and get a job in a factory, that if i wanted to get rid of the system i would have to work at the factory and organize the workers. When i asked … Continue reading Assata on leftist colonizers
an excerpt from Settlers: The life of European settlers — and the class structure of their society — was abnormal because it was dependent upon a foundation of conquest, genocide, and enslavement. The myth of the self-sufficient, white settler family "clearing the wilderness" and supporting themselves through their own initiative and hard labor, is a … Continue reading J. Sakai: The Foundations of Settler Life
TO THE WHITE FRIENDS By Claude McKay Think ye I am not fiend and savage too? Think ye I could not arm me with a gun And shoot down ten of you for every one Of my black brothers murdered, burnt by you? Be not deceived, for every deed ye do I could match — … Continue reading Poem: To the White Friends
The Euro-Amerikan "left" has completely mystified the question of class consciousness. They see in every labor strike, in the slightest twitch for reform, examples of proletarianism. Some "socialist scholars" (a self-awarded title, to be sure) conduct almost anthropological expeditions into the settler masses, seeing in every remembered folk song or cultural nuance some profound but … Continue reading Class Consciousness & Struggle: An Excerpt from Settlers
White people aren’t inherently reprobate, elect for damnation, or created for destruction. They were not formed by God to be exploitative, emotionally calloused, or drunk on privilege. This isn't God's design. In fact, whiteness is a cultural construct, not a biological reality. That isn’t to say skin color doesn’t exist but the categories of “race” … Continue reading Redemption for White People?
My first semester in seminary, my theology professor hammered into us an important distinction: Scripture is not the Word of God – Christ is the Word of God. That is, Christ is the self-disclosure of God to humankind. Scripture is the record of that revelation, not the revelation itself. The importance of this distinction was … Continue reading Paul and the White Church
by Liz Oppenheimer, originally posted on meetinghouse.xyz We are cautioned in the letter from the elders of Balby that “these things [which we have shared with you] we do not lay upon you as a rule or form to walk by, but that all with the measure of light which is pure and holy may … Continue reading Our good intentions fail our Friends of color