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Episode 1185

Class and Black Lives Matter / Cedric Johnson

Jun 15 2020

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Cedric Johnson

Race, class and the policing of inequality.

Political scientist Cedric Johnson examines the collisions of race, class, policing and activism in the wake of George Floyd's murder, and explains why the Democratic Party and capital threaten to co-opt and re-direct the protest movement's energy unless it commits to a politics of redistribution and power for the working class.

Cedric wrote the article The Triumph of Black Lives Matter and Neoliberal Redemption for Nonsite.