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Marxism in Ebony Contra Black Marxism: Categorical Implications

John H. McClendon III


Today, as we further enter the first decade of the twenty-first century, and especially in light of the collapse of the former Soviet Union and the Eastern European bloc of socialism, we witness stringent calls to ‘rethink’ Marxism and even proclamations to the effect that we should discard Marxism as a philosophical perspective all-together. Over the course of the twentieth century, however, African Americans committed to Marxism made substantial inroads respecting the propagation of this philosophy for African American liberation struggle. Subsequently, for a considerable amount of time, activists and scholars in the Black movement have debated the merits of Marxism and its applicability to the Black movement.

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ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics and Consciousness. ISSN: 1543-0855 (online).
Editor: Dr. Darlene V. Russell.

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