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presse

Une page de la guerre de classe du prolétariat : les « émeutes raciales » des Etats-Unis

Article paru dans Le Prolétaire, n° 46, septembre 1967, p. 1-4

Nighttime view of fires, in the wake of ongoing riots, in the northwest part of town, Detroit, Michigan, 1967. (Photo by Declan Haun/The LIFE Premium Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images)

Où est le véritable problème ?

Si même sur le moment la violence des émeutes noires effraie “le petit blanc” américain et pose quelques problèmes aux sociologues et aux politiciens qui s’interrogent sur ses causes, elle est considérés en fin de compte par l’opinion publique comme un cataclysme d’ordre naturel, qu’on taxe de racial : elle n’ébranle pas plus la société qu’un tremblement de terre et les forces de l’ordre sont suffisamment puissantes pour garantir la sécurité des citoyens bien pensants contre les éléments sporadiquement déchaînés.

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revues

Adolph Reed, Jr. : “Scientistic Socialism: Notes on the New Afro-American Magic Marxism”

Article d’Adolph Reed, Jr. paru dans Endarch. A Journal of Theory, Issue 1, Fall 1974, p. 21-39

African American poet, writer, and civil rights activist Amiri Baraka (formerly LeRoi Jones) confers with a group of attendees at the Congress of African Peoples, Atlanta, GA, 1970. (Photo by Robert Abbott Sengstacke/Getty Images)

Three years ago, after the Black Panther Party had recanted and returned to the Baptist Church, the only self-styled ‘Marxist political tendency to be found on this side of the veil was that embodied in the Black Workers Congress which, according to its somewhat generous self-assessment, was not only ‘Marxist-Leninist’ but ‘Maoist’ as well. Every other tendency among black people was hostile to Marxism. The arguments scarcely need to be recalled : “Marx and Engels were Europeans; what can racist Europeans have to say that is useful to us?” “Why do you have to depend on the white man for your ideology; can’t we develop something new of our own?” etc. Of course there was also a great deal of red-baiting going on and even more self-righteous posturing.