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Studying Fascism, Violence and Failure: George L. Jackson's Blood in My Eye

Thor Ritz

Abstract


George Jackson completed Blood in My Eye an extremely important piece of Black prison writing, of revolutionary theory, and of theory's practical application hardly a week before he was assassinated by guards at San Quentin prison on August 21, 1971. The book, written literally in bedlam on a plastic typewriter (Jackson xviii), spoke directly to the struggles being waged in the international context of the early 70s, especially those in Amerika. And the gravity of Jackson's words has not expired with time. The message has lived on and greets us today as the latest forms of white supremacist, patriarchal capitalism or what Jackson a theorized as Fascism have expanded and become entrenched. We need these words, perhaps now more than ever.

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ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics and Consciousness. ISSN: 1543-0855 (online).
Editor: Dr. Sonjah Nadine Stanley-Niaah.

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