Thursday, 24 May 2012

SIVANANDAN ON BLACK STRUGGLE & THE LEFT IN ENGLAND THROUGH THE 1970s-1990s


"For two decades black people had to fight their battles unaided by - AND IN FACT , IMPEDED BY THE RACISM OF - the labour movement AND THE LEFT GENERALLY. But after the inner city rebellions of the 1980s the established Left .. took up the 'black cause' and the fight against racism moved from the streets and the shop-floor to the town halls and committee room where bureaucrats sought neatly packaged solutions" (A Sivanandan, Communities of Resistance: black struggles for socialism, page 61, my emphasis- Sukant) 


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