Black Agenda Radio for Week of April 12, 2021

13 April 2021 — — Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Radio for Week of April 12, 2021

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Black Urban Crises and Push-Out “Engineered” / The Greed of San Francisco’s Hyper-Gentrifying Classes / Biden is Mass Deporter of Haitians and Other Blacks

Black Urban Crises and Push-Out “Engineered” 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Dr David Stovall, author of an article titled, “Engineered Conflict: School Closings, Public Housing, Law Enforcement and the Future of Black Life,” said “one of the ways to attract business interests to cities is to displace those people who you have deemed to be dangerous or politically harmful” – meaning, Blacks. Stovall, a professor of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago and an organizer with the Peoples Education Movement, notes that the Black population in Chicago has been steadily declining since the turn of the 21st century.

The Greed of San Francisco’s Hyper-Gentrifying Classes 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
The collusion of high-paid tech workers and real estate interests has created a political force that advocates privatization, deregulation and gentrification as a public good, said Jemma DeCristo, a Black trans anarchist organizer. DeCristo maintains the gentrifiers’ political slogan ought to be, “White Supremacy In My Back Yard.” Blacks make up no more than 5 percent of San Francisco’s population, and Black push-out has become endemic in the Bay Area.

Biden is Mass Deporter of Haitians and Other Blacks 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
A great deal of publicity was generated when Central and South American immigrants were prevented from entering the US during Donald Trump’s presidency, said Tsion Gurma, legal director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, or BAJI. However, “that same level of alarm seems to be missing when we see Black immigrants being deported in very large numbers under an administration that claims to be in line with racial justice issues.”

Yellow Peril and Red Scare: Forum on Anti-Asian Racism

Anti-Asian racism is on the rise in the United States and the West and has been discussed most frequently in the aftermath of the murder of six women of Asian descent in Atlanta on March 16th. However, the roots for anti-Asian racism have been entirely left out of the mainstream discourse on the issue. On this episode of The Internationalist Transmission, Danny Haiphong is joined by Invent the Future’s Carlos Martinez and a panel of Chinese and Asian diaspora activists and political analysts to connect the dots between the history of anti-Asian racism and present day U.S.

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