Keenanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Apr 20, 2016

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

Haymarket Books 2016

purchase at Few social justice struggles have captivated recent political history like the broad Black Lives Matter movement. From the streets of Ferguson and Baltimore to campaign rally interruptions of leading politicians, we have seen people speak up in outrage about injustices of policing, racist violence, wealth inequality and much more. What does this cycle of struggle have to do with the history of capitalism? In addition to these questions, our guest today, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, asks "Can the conditions created by institutional racism be transformed within the existing capitalist order?. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is an Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University. Her book From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation was recently published by Haymarket Books. Republished with permission from Betsy Beasley and David Stein's Who Makes Cents?: A History of Capitalism Podcast,

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