Bamboozled, Mandela, and the Dialectics of Racism-Capitalism. class notes

AMST394-11 Freedom Movements. Class notes, Feb 7

music played: Mbongan Nugema.

how to find articles on Safundi, which spans a broader spectrum of research done on sa http://www.safundi.com/members/login.asp . rachleff )the dept?) purchased a semester-long access for the whole class. username: school, pass: here

will announced first diversity weekend meeting. thursday 9pm, cc215

african american studies conference. rachleff: don’t need to go to all of them, but that would be nice. write something creative and tie it together with the class materials.

Bamboozled

Will: issues of working middle class and racial representation
Peter: agreed, but the two issues not related causally.
Zach: capitalism creates racial caegories by need (black athletes)
ref: Augusto Bael (theater of the oppressed)
church (ft Spike lee)
is the movie a self-criticism?
basketball
born black in SA is being political
Alex F: careful in process of reclamation

creation of representation
appropriation -> make money
how to connect material culture
know to resist

eric la black minstrelsy-> post industrialization
white working class, use of slavery as a reference point
“at least I’m not a slave”
strong denial — (needs) –> reinforcement of perfoming the other
30’s Dubios wrote a bio of John Brown

20th C Baudeville & Broadway, black people playing minstrelsy
Chapelle Show
Lily L: hegemony: marginalize people’s participation, compromise peronsal for greater goals

Zach: even in the black communities it is a tbaoo to go into “culture” fields
Alex Rubinstein: structures of white supremacy alienate communties
Alex F: (disagrees) families follow capital regardless
Tennis Guy
AFLO: but the colored/white divide in “artists”?
E. hist.
mau mau

Rachel: david wolpes & spike lee
Alessandra: Mandela on oppressive systems cannot be reformed, nikey commercials
women not part of movements

Peter: watch 4 girls, susan rose park
AFLO: Delacroix assisted the process of PAC criticizing the ANC
Will: p.20, Mau Mau reactionary masculinity women burning passes

wolpe -> single women in towns
Eugene Debs: sick Salvatore with Debs Hopes to go back what people react

E. Hutchinson: Mandela is in prison, black consciousness -> young people come to him

Rachel: Mandela’s position as a listener, heoized, did the PAC leave out of will or were they expelled from the movements?

Alex Rubinstein: 1 million dollar corruption case, ANC is sinking

Peter: last week we agreed capitalism has a role in white supremacy, has anyone challenged that?

Camilo paris: b link,

Patrick Bond is a white american who came to south africa for a citizenship

Alex Rubinstein: W-A-R? Move your stretch
journalist’s account in SA
different exp
need for violent protest
how the black leadership was constructed intot the white government (homelands)
use capital to alienate people

Rachel: skilled/unskilled divide out of question in south africa

P: in the 70’s two big issues: racism and vietnam. one group said those were “mistakes”

issue: to understand the “mistakes” as integral part of the U.S. society

P: what do we mean by “liberal”? approach to capitalism/racism
Jared: National Liberation as a paradox
Nicole: alternate systems. masculinity as part of a package
Roladn McKay: Frederickson, Herrenvolk Democracy

Alyssa: p.121 dialectical materialism, but Mandela doesn’t take on that anymore further in his actions

WIll Clarke: National liberation, communist party black belt
nation of islam in the ’30s.

P: Mandela’s operating from a minority status. Pan-African nationalism

Will: inside/outside the system. quote: within the system is the hierarchies of competition
same situation in the u.s. capitalism

malaysia
too much crime, too much work ethic
adanise, chinese

(are stus less dev?)
both movements from challenging capitalism
are they engaging capitalism?
inefficacy
oft overlooked
shana, economic and social agency
sam great to move “up” sustains capitalism
safety/ scarcity
self-sufficiency
eti lewis “home sphere” (church)
Julia: Tarzan Ujama, 1950-60s

no cognitive diffence between “reform” and “revolution”
Sophie: Mandela’s otrobro not solely as reflection -> intended to soothe allies
compassionate to oppressor (prison guard)
R1 jaito: runs the workshop

PR: tip

def what is a liberal via park?
cart transcripts -> only where to talk + nachie
Nkrumah, Lumumba,