Monday, December 05, 2016

Building our political imaginations

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, (discussed here) offered her wisdom for surviving and overcoming the Trump regime at the Howard Zinn Book Fair in San Francisco yesterday.

She had no truck with a blanket condemnation of Trump's white voters as simply racist. They, like most people of color, simply aren't getting hope or change from business-as-usual, rapacious, unfettered capitalism.

Our hardships are not all the same, but they often have the same source.

Along with her hearers, she discussed where we go from here. For me the most important suggestions went back to the phrase I've used as a headline, above. We're not yet at a moment for detailed tactics and strategies.

People in the Bay Area can catch Taylor in Oakland at 7:30 pm at Impact Hub today, December 5.

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