The End of Black Politics
June 15, 2020 1:06 PM   Subscribe

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes about the history of black electoral politics and how its complex legacy of progress and backlash has brought about its end and the start of a new era.
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How Do We Change America? - By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
"The quest to transform this country cannot be limited to challenging its brutal police."
posted by the man of twists and turns at 1:59 PM on June 15 [3 favorites]

Why Ta-Nehisi Coates is hopeful - "Josie Duffy Rice had a Twitter thread where she was arguing that many people who think police abolition is crazy actually live in a world where the police have effectively been abolished already. If they want to know what a world looks like without police, all they have to do is look around them."
posted by kliuless at 2:24 PM on June 15 [10 favorites]

I'm in. I'm angry with you. Help me help you make sure that the momentum doesn't stop and that the agenda and goal posts are moved towards a progressive agenda supporting the strength of our communities instead of isolating and beating them back down into complacent silence. I've protested. I've introduced my children to protesting. As a family, we've written state legislators - and considered it a practical lesson in civics, but more importantly siding with what is right, and just. Most importantly,I'm not driving the change. The time has come for me to get out of the way of the change, and help push the change that you are bringing.
posted by Nanukthedog at 9:44 AM on June 16 [1 favorite]

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