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  •  here's a rough hypothesis; let's tear into it (1+ / 0-)
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    Black and brown people did develop a greater degree of political consciousness than the larger, dominant white population. However, it stayed tightly focused on issues critical to their "tribe". It never led to a broad coalition of inclusion; instead it led to a narrow focus on "our survival"and "our identity". NAACP instead of the Wobblies. Us versus Them and Them and Them. The minorities fragmented into tribes competing in a basically hostile environment of white privilege. It did not coalesce into the kind of broad, inclusive movement that would result in general education and understanding about political processes and reality.

    Just a thought; how most of the societies that have developed a large, broad Socialist movement get past the "tribal" model of thinking? Did they have situations similar to the race issues in the US? The Middle East seems to have the same general kind of issues, mixing religions in as well as race to define "tribes".

    Less "WAAAAH!", more progress.

    by IndyGlenn on Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 06:21:02 AM PDT

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