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Over the next year I would like to engage with comrades in a correspondence that digests not only the book Black Marxism but also the sources that Robinson utilizes, particularly the writings of Du Bois, James, and Wright. What wisdom can be extracted from Black Reconstruction in regards to electoral politics as we move towards the 2018 and 2020 elections? How does Wright’s critique of class respond and augment the popular notion of a ‘white working class’ that fled to the Trump candidacy from the Democratic Party in 2016? What can we make of the high esteem James places on spontaneity and particularly how it has continued to shape protest politics spanning from the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle to Occupy to the more radical elements of Black Lives Matter/Movement for Black Lives?

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