An interesting thing happens when black workers do straight-up class struggle: liberals talk about it as if it’s anti-racism, and anti-racist activists don’t want to have anything to do with it.
Employers hire “racial specialists” to train workers to believe that their own identities and unconscious biases are the main sources of inequality, instead of exploitative workplace practices.
Even successful DSA chapters are vulnerable to takeover by careerists and the professional-managerial stratum, and the consequences can be disastrous.
The ease with which the NYCDSA steering committee sabotaged a political education event with Adolph Reed Jr. shows that open debate is in grave danger in DSA. How will Marxists respond?
The protests are noble, but not revolutionary. To escape actionism, we must set forth and relentlessly pursue a socialist strategy.
Identity formation is a contingent feature of economic and political development, not the reverse.
The DSA’s 2019 national convention was at times an embarrassing spectacle, and underlines how liberal the organization’s politics have become in the absence of a principled Marxist caucus.