Socialism Resources coming soon!
For now, here are a few quotes…
“Revolutionaries in Africa understood that the question of African liberation was not just a question of race. That even if they managed to get rid of the white colonialists, if they didn’t rid themselves of the capitalist economic structure, the white colonialists would simply be replaced by black neo-colonialists. There was not a single liberation movement in Africa that was not fighting for socialism. In fact that was not a single liberation movement in the whole world that was fighting for capitalism. The whole thing boiled down to a simple equation: anything that has any kind of value is made, mined, grown, produced, and processed, by working people, so why shouldn’t working people collectively own that wealth? Why shouldn’t working people own and control their own resources? Capitalism meant that rich businessmen owned the wealth, while socialism meant that the people who made the wealth owned it.”
-Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography
“I imagine you already know that I am much more socialistic in my economic theory than capitalistic… [Capitalism] started out with a noble and high motive… but like most human systems it fell victim to the very thing it was revolting against. So today capitalism has out-lived its usefulness.”
-Martin Luther King Jr. Letter to Coretta Scott, July 18, 1952.
“The problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without a radical redistribution of political and economic power.”
-Martin Luther King Jr. “The Three Evils of Society,” 1967.
You can’t have capitalism without racism. -Malcolm X.
“Only under socialism could the fight against racism be successfully executed.” -Angela Davis
“We don’t think you fight fire with fire best; we think you fight fire with water best. We’re going to fight racism not with racism, but we’re going to fight with solidarity. We say we’re not going to fight capitalism with black capitalism, but we’re going to fight it with socialism.”