Rainbow Capital, Queerness, and Black Lives Matter's Shocking Reformism

Thompson, Mitchell
http://dissidentvoice.org/2016/07/rainbow-capital-queerness-and-black-lives-matters-shocking-reformism/

Publisher:  Dissident Voice
Date Written:  07/07/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19634

Though I support BLM’s policy goals and shock-tactics, their lack of analysis of the forces behind the oppression of Black and other people seems to put them in an awkward place. Their use of shock tactics makes them too radical for the reformists, while their emphasis on piece-meal reforms and little else alienates the radicals. It puts them in a kind of activist nether-space that makes unity difficult.

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