Black Agenda Radio for Week of June 14, 2021

14 June 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Radio for Week of June 14, 2021

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Myth of “Black Wall Street” is Deployed to Bolster Black Capitalism / US Universities Have Turned Into Rapacious Capitalist Machines / US Wages Cold War Against China Because America Can’t Compete

Myth of “Black Wall Street” is Deployed to Bolster Black Capitalism

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
In an article in Black Agenda Report titled “From Black Wall Street to Black Capitalism,” Too Black, a writer and poet based in Indianapolis, reported that “most Greenwood Blacks worked for white businesses, and 95 percent lived in substandard housing.” The Black Wall Street Myth, said Too Black,  is used “to push Black capitalism” and  obscures the fact that “there were actually Black folks rising up and trying to protect a Black man from being lynched” in 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma.

US Universities Have Turned Into Rapacious Capitalist Machines

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
American higher education is a relentless gentrifyer that spreads police terror and low wages, said Davarian Baldwin, professor of American Studies and founding director of the Smart Cities Lab at Trinity College, in Hartford, Connecticut. “These Black and brown neighborhoods were targeted for displacement,” said Baldwin, author of the book “In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower.

US Wages Cold War Against China Because America Can’t Compete

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
The US confrontation with China is rooted in America is being economically eclipsed by the Asian juggernaut, said Julie Varaghese, of Black Alliance for Peace, in a Green Party webinar on Joe Biden’s First 100 Days. The Covid-19 experience showed “that China could beat back the virus and then be the only country to experience economic growth” when the rest of the world was in recession,” said Varaghese.

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