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  1. Through a careful consideration of what scholars have noted on these two subjects, it will be possible to elucidate the how black communism has evolved as a black political movement.
  2. However, as Dawson notes, some historians have argued that Black Marxism was started by whites and has no apparent indigenous roots in the black community
  3. In addition to illustrating why radical political ideologies were embraced by the black community, Dawson also illustrates why nationalist movements were not possible during this time period.
  4. Looking first at the issue of the Negro National Question, Dawson considers how the COMINTERN?an international communist organization?viewed this issue.
  5. In addition to examining the communist position on the Negro National Question, it is also pertinent to consider the communist position on the nationalization of culture.
  6. DuBois was not the only scholar to see the foreign policy of the US as directly linked to the oppression of developing nations.
  7. When examining the overall black Marxist revolution, it becomes evident that there were a host of challenges facing blacks experiencing social disenfranchisement and those that had been able to achieve some degree of social integration.
  8. This realization appears to have brought to life a movement toward the development of an autonomous and independent movement to improve the lives of African Americans.

Critically reviewing the extent of the historical literature presented on black political movements that have taken place in the United States, a precursory overview of the data suggests that little consideration has been given to black political movements when compared to black political thought. Thus, when a review of the literature reveals a large number of credible sources on a particular black political movement, it seems reasonable to argue that this political movement had, or continues to have, a notable impact on the development of social, economic or political discourse. Such is the case with black Marxism.With the realization that black Marxism is indeed a prominent black political movement that has captured the attention of numerous scholars, there is a clear impetus to examine this political movement such that a more integral understanding of the process can be garnered. Utilizing this as a starting point for research, this investigation examines the development and impact of black Marxism through the consideration of two key points. First, this investigation examines how capitalist society created a system of oppression that fostered the growth of black communism. Second, this investigation aims to consider how communism impacts certain issues such as the ?nationalization of culture? and the ?Negro question? which are critical for understanding the oppression that created the system of black Marxism.

[...] While African Americans clearly understood the problems of racial oppression that served as the impetus for gross social inequalities, the ideologies supported by the Communist Party coupled with what black scholars noted on the development of black identity, retracted the growth of black Marxism in the early twentieth century. When it first began, the black Marxism movement is best conceptualized as a movement toward the integration of black and white labor in an effort to improve social and economic conditions for all workers. [...]


[...] Critically reviewing what has been written about the development of black Marxism in the US, it becomes quite evident that African Americans have consistently faced a broad history of oppression that has subsequently prompted gross social, political and economic inequities for this population. In an effort to systematically review this history and understand the application of Marxist ideologies, one author makes the following observations: In the 1800s that analysis meant that wage labor could not be free until slave labor was destroyed. [...]


[...] The Communist Position on Issues such as ?Nationalization of Culture? With a rudimentary understanding of the development of the black Marxist movement elucidated, it is now possible to consider how communism attempted to address key issues facing the black community. In particular, the issues of the ?Negro National Question? and the ?nationalization of culture? are addressed. By examining how the communist position addressed these issues, it will be possible to further understand the development of literature and discourse when it comes to the advancement and development of the black Marxist movement in the United States. [...]

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