By Scotty T Reid In the annals of history, the oppressed have often been labeled as “human monsters” by the establishment and ruling classes. This…
Friday, June 12th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific
The Context of White Supremacy hosts our sixth study session on the autobiography of Assata Shakur. Formerly JoAnne Chesimard, Shakur was a committed member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army, convicted of killing New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster, an escaped felon, the first woman ever listed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List, and a writer. She continues to be the focus of controversy as 60 faculty and staff members at Marquette University have signed a petition demanding that a mural depicting her likeness be reproduced. Our previous session detailed the obstacles to her obtaining a “fair” jury. Assata described how her aunt asked specific questions to reveal the antiblack sentiment of White jurors.She disclosed how reading accurate information on attempted counter-racists like Nat Turner and race soldiers like George Washington strengthened her #BlackSelfRespect and empowered her oppose Racism. She referenced the shooting death of 10-year-old Clifford Glover and included a blistering critique of “white allies” who work to direct and organize black people. Keep an eye out for the influence of Christianity.
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