Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on Black Liberation and Socialism

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Putting “black faces in high places,” scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor argues, has not only failed to benefit the working class and poor black majority; it has actually harmed them by legitimating an individualistic, meritocratic narrative that blames poor black people’s condition on their own personal failings. Taylor is a professor of African-American studies at Princeton and the author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, from Haymarket Books.

Topics: Racism Social Movements Socialism Black Politics Black Political Thought
Guests: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor