Transcription 1 Talking Past Each Other:
The Politics of Liberation in AmericaStokely Carmichael and Charles Hamilton argued that the black condition in the United States is essentially colonial, even if not perfectly analogous to classic colonialism in the sense that there is not a separation of territory and no exploitation of raw materials.
Such distinctions, however, were merely technicalities, they asserted, because politically, economically, and socially the black community is directly controlled by predominantly white institutions, even if these institutions also make use of indirect rule.
For Carmichael and Hamilton the key role for black people in the United States is as a source of cheap and unskilled labor. Captive black communities also provide merchants, creditors, real estate interests, and so on with a market for cheap and shoddy goods. Allen and others have argued that in the United States the urban rebellions of the s gave rise to a more neocolonial form of control, utilizing indirect rule.
Under this system, black power became black capitalism, and a black middle class, militant rhetoric and all, was allowed to get a larger piece of the pie for themselves.
According to Blauner, colonial systems—including black internal colonialism—are defined by certain processes and characteristics: Cruse placed internal colonialism in a broader historical context than most of the more popular exponents of the theory. He argued that the black domestic colony should be seen as a part of the worldwide colonial empire established by Pan-European capitalism.
While the United States did not establish a colonial empire in Africa, it brought African colonial subjects home and installed them within the Southern states. From that time, blacks have existed in a condition of domestic colonialism everywhere within the United States. Cruse views the colonial revolution against capitalism, rather than the Western workers movement, as the leading edge of the revolutionary struggle.
While most exponents of the internal colony theory have been political activists, the issue has also been taken up by some economists. William Tabb argued that there are two key relationships that must exist before the colonial analogy can be accepted: The maintenance of such relationships requires social separation and inferior status p.
Tabb agreed with black radicals who argued that the spatial separation of colony from colonizer was secondary to the actuality of control from the outside. Barry Bluestone expressed a more nuanced view of the ghetto economy. Du Bois in the s, he argued that through developing the inner city economy the black community could gain the strength to win concessions from the government and corporate elites.
Ron Bailey stressed the racial dimension of internal colonialism. Bailey traces the black internal colony to the enslavement of Africans in the Americas as part of a global capitalist world-system. For Bailey, the black internal colony is a reservoir of superexploited labor, relegated to the lowest-paid and least-desirable jobs, and also supplies a large pool of unemployed workers that facilitates the exploitation of noncolonized workers.
It is a zone of dependent development locked in the logic of spiraling impoverishment, and an expendable buffer zone used to cushion the antagonism-producing operations of the American capitalist economy. Bailey argued that relations of monopoly and dependency were at the heart of the economic domination of the black internal colony.
The black internal colony is a zone of white control both internally and externally. Whites control and monopolize the mechanisms of production, exchange, and distribution, in addition to mechanisms of economic diversification banks, credit, technology.
This dependent position of the black internal colony is a by-product of capitalist growth outside of the colony. The enclave structure of the black community generates employment outside the black community while black labor goes unemployed Baileyp.
For Bailey, dependency theory offered a set of organizing ideas that clarified how the black internal colony is a consequence of a set of historical forces and structures that consign it to underdevelopment and dependence Baileyp.
Bailey concluded that the essential role of the black internal colony is to insure the smooth functioning of the relations of production and exploitation and that to guarantee the continued existence of this system, tokenism is used to pacify the black bourgeoisie.
Colonized minorities within U. By the s one rarely found authors who supported the concept. Both Robert Allen and Robert Blauner recanted and adopted more pragmatic positions, in line with a change in the relations of force in favor of the dominant strata within the United States and on a world scale.
Inhowever, Allen published a reassessment in which he reasserted many of his earlier views. Black Awakening in Capitalist America: Racism and the Black Nation Thesis.as the black community.
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