The End of White World Supremacy: Black Internationalism and by Roderick Bush

By Roderick Bush

The tip of White global Supremacy explores a posh issue—integration of Blacks into White America—from a number of views: in the usa, globally, and within the context of activities for social justice. Rod Bush locates himself inside of a practice of African American activism that is going again a minimum of to W.E.B. Du Bois. In so doing, he communicates among literatures—world platforms research and radical Black social flow history—and sustains the discussion in the course of the booklet. Bush explains how racial issues within the U.S. are symptomatic of the courting among the white and darkish worlds globally. starting with an account of white eu dominance resulting in capitalist dominance by means of White the United States, the tip of White global Supremacy finally wonders no matter if, as Myrdal argued within the Forties, the yank creed supplies a pathway to wreck this ancient conundrum and provides beginning to overseas social justice.

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The council decided that they would take this plan aboveground through the international convention of Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association. Stephens argues that Briggs’s vision of a transnational federation as a stateless entity for organizing the proletariat of the darker races was based on an analysis of the position of Black people in the contemporary world that was similar to Garvey’s, but Garvey’s proposed solution of a Black empire differed fundamentally from that of the ABB, and sensing that the ABB members were seeking to co-opt the Universal Negro Improvement Association, Garvey expelled them from the 1921 international convention.

In the 1930s the Moorish American Science Temple was prominent on the streets of many Black communities, providing a milieu from which much of the leadership of the early Nation of Islam emerged. Later the Nation of Islam would become the largest of the Black Nationalist organizations after the Universal Negro Improvement Association. During the 1930s the movement to stop Benito Mussolini’s invasion of Ethiopia was one of the broadest manifestations of nationalism in the African diaspora. B. Du Bois was ousted from his position in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) because he advocated the development of Black economic power within Black communities, taking advantage of the existing racial solidarity and sense of common destiny.

The League of Nations refused to include any but free states as members, so those who most needed self-determination and international protection from imperialism were excluded from the organization, leading Briggs to deem it “The League of Some Nations” (Stephens 1998:598). Given the utter failure of Wilsonian internationalism to address the needs of Black people, Briggs turned to the alternative, the internationalism of the Bolsheviks and the Third International. 18 Stephens describes it as a “secret revolutionary army, .

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