LINKS: The Critique and Redemption (?) of Racialised Liberalism

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Two important pieces by critical race philosopher, Professor Charles W. Mills, the first exploring a critique of liberalism as racialized, the second attempting to redeem liberalism through fusing it with the black radical tradition:

  1. The Critique of Racial Liberalism (2017)
  2. Black Radical Liberalism (2015)


VIDEO: An Evening with Sohail Daulatzai

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The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) recently hosted an evening with Professor Sohail Daulatzai author of Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America on Wednesday 5 June.

I was able to attend the event and got an opportunity to ask Daulatzai about the relationship between his thinking on issues at the intersection of Islam and Racism (White Supremacy) and the thinking of ‘Blackamerican’ [=non-white] scholars (ostensibly) committed to an activist orientation such as Imam Zaid Shakir of Zaytuna College and, more importantly, Professor Sherman (Abdul Hakim) Jackson, author ofIslam and The Blackamerican and Islam and The Problem of Black Suffering among other works. My question(s) and Daulatzai’s answer(s) are at 49:44 – 54:34.

Interested viewers can watch a video recording of this event on the IHRC YouTube channel:

I should also like to invite viewers to check out another talk Daulatzai gave for The Muslim Student Association at University California, Davis entitled “Welcome to the Terrordome” (the title of a track on the album “Fear of a Black Planet” by hip-hop group Public Enemy):

Part 1 of 3

Part 2 of 3

Part 3 of 3

Daulatzai will be giving another presentation at an event organized by SonsOfMalcolmat Housmans Bookstore in London this coming Saturday at 6.30pm and I hope to attend and engage with him further.






BOOK: Black Marxism – The Making of The Black Radical Tradition

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Black Marxism - The Making of The Black Radical Tradition - Cedric J Robinson

I have just started reading Black Marxism: The Making of The Black Radical Tradition by Cedric J Robinson (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1983). I’m currently reading the Foreword by Robin D.G. Kelley, and if this is anything to go by, the book is certain to make for highly constructive reading in presenting a devastating critique of (white) Marxism and its “white-washing” of the Racist (White Supremacist) foundations and character of capitalism [=RIBA-nomics].

Interested readers can download a copy (PDF format) of this important work from here.