Black studies 6: civil rights movement
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Black Studies 6 Civil Rights Movement 4714 1253 PM Office hours Wednesday 10am 12pm South Hall 4431 P Email mgaiciajrgmaicom 31 March 2014 1787 US Constitution was adopted US became a country 9 Civil Rights struggles began Constitutional Law dictates whether we have rights or not ie Dred Scott black people have no rights Dialectical Struggle historical parameters around which the black people have struggled 9 nationalism and constitutionalism The term integration demeans what they were struggling for they wanted constitutional rights basic rights Right now we are leaning towards constitutionalism Barack Obama is president In essence race and racism are the forces that keep the working class from uniting unable to organize black labor force and white labor force 2 April 2014 Earl Warren Chief Justice of US Supreme Court Constitutionalists if the black people can get the State on their side they can have their freedom and equal rights Confederation a loose connection of independent nation states who come together for their own mutual interest but do not give up their individual sovereignty ie United Nations United States is the most powerful empire in the history of the world because we have something no one else has ever had Global Reach we can blow you up if you disagree with us 4 April 2014 Mi freedom and democracy The United States is a federal republic not a democracy Formula for democracy 50 1 Claim our Founding Fathers created a new form of government called federalism a way to break sovereignty Federalism we are divided between the national political authority on one hand and the various state political authorities on the other hand Ie police powers are reserved for the state California can run its police in any way it wants and Alabama can run its police any way it wants Nowhere in the Constitution is education mentioned so education is reserved for the state Anything that is not specifically given to the national government is given to the state government The United States is also a republic a representative form of government You choose someone who makes the decisions Indentured servants a contract that says people sell a portion of their labor for a period of time and when the time is up they will be given land starter crops etc to start their own lives the indentured servants tended to be white Mgh the United States comes into existence on the back of people who were seeking freedom and democracy Your incentive is to get labor and land so you can make a profit not to get freedom and democracy The United States is a colony based on the massive exploitation of slave labor After the indentured servants are freed or live out their contracts you need another labor source the Caribbean The slaves become a threat to your wife children bring in slaves that are seasoned domesticated they will be less rebellious It is much better to have slaves who are domesticated from birth slaves that are born on your plantation the world and universe is dictated by your owners 9 everything you know is right you don t know any different The indentured servant system foundation of American society begins to break down People begin to realize that life is not what they imagined ie Streets are not paved with gold etc You are creating a potential source for rebellion by giving them weapons etc when you release them You start to make a labor force of slaves from the Caribbean Advantage of having population made up of Africans slavery became identified with race you can tell just by looking at them Problem logically the slaves should unite in coalition with the indentured servants how do you solve the problem You invent racism based on the myth of white supremacy successfully divides the working class along color lines Racism is still the most functional institution in society o Ie DeSean Jackson has gang ties white people don39t have gang ties On TV now plethora of poor white trash Honey BooBoo these people exist to convince people how you should not behave 9 they behave like black people Civil War 300000 white people died to protect the institution that they had no stake in they had no slaves anyway 9 if black people became free the white people no longer had the upper hand or advantage 4714 1253 PM 4714 1253 PM
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