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In this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with Yannick Giovanni Marshall, an author, poet, educator, and contributor to Black Perspectives. We discuss the ongoing rebellion, and broadly about what support looks like as the liberal manager class attempts to grab control over the movement and funnel it back into the existing system.
Honed this argument in class. Respect to the South Side, Chicago, Maine and New York students —especially the radical Black femmes who were never about the ‘talking’ —that sharpened my thinking.
— Yannick Giovanni Marshall, PhD (@furtherblack) June 7, 2020
We cover a lot of ground in this discussion. From talking about the importance of Frantz Fanon’s work and the concepts of anti-Blackness, to a discussion on abolition, and the American project broadly, as an extension of white supremacy and colonialism.
“Let’s not burn the plantation, let’s ask them to provide a warning before they whip”.
— Yannick Giovanni Marshall, PhD (@furtherblack) June 10, 2020
For those frustrated by attempts by liberals, career activists, neoliberal corporations, and members of the Democratic Party to insert themselves into the struggle and into positions of leadership and influence, we hope that this discussion provides the needed fuel to push back.
Democrats are proposing “sweeping reforms” to stop police violence including body cameras during a protest against police violence where police turned off their body cameras to be violent.
— Yannick Giovanni Marshall, PhD (@furtherblack) June 8, 2020