Davis has cogently illustrated, in her recent book, how the Black Lives Matter movement and Palestinian human rights are intrinsically linked. THIS is the nucleus of the perceived threat. Those in power of the Military and Prison Industrial Complexes have historically *tried* to silence, criticize or blacklist respected Black activists who cross the respectability politics line so these important connections do not get incorporated and accepted into mainstream thought . . .
I recently reached out to Dr. Edwards to discuss her upcoming book, Hiding in Plain Sight: Black Women, the Law, and the Making of a White Argentine Republic. It goes into depth about how many cities in Argentina had populations where 30-40% of inhabitants were African and/or African descent in the 18th Century. That evolved into less than a percentage point by 2010 . . . Sit back and get ready for us to discuss the first time she felt like a Woman, why she refuses to use the term ‘white supremacy’ in the Argentine context, how she could not have made tenure without her women of color sisters in the academy and more.
I promise not to bore you with yet another angle on what has already been written about the 2018 US midterm election. I also promise not to insert any “preachy outrage” towards those who choose not to vote.
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