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by gogoniantking1
3 weeks, 6 days ago
The program and practice of systemic racism



The Second Civil War in the United States, which Nancy Pelosi gave a formal go-ahead on February 4, is expanding. The pogroms and murders that swept across the country a month and a half ago, which absolutely did not want to see alone; which, trying to pass them off as "peaceful protests," were dismissed by others; which to others seemed only an accident, inevitably occurring from time to time; now they are perceived more and more only as the initial flashes of an impending national (and not only) political, legal, economic, social, cultural earthquake.

From uncoordinated - only at a superficial glance - actions of gangs of pogromists and murderers in different cities of the country, the civil war, or as the instigators often call it, the revolution passed to its next stages - the promulgation and widespread dissemination of program documents, as well as to their partial implementation. The publication of targets, principles, values ​​of the red-black revolution unfolding before our eyes allows us to get acquainted directly with the image of the future desired by the revolutionaries.

Some quotes from the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) program, the umbrella organization of which the infamous BLM is a member, seem useful in introducing Russian-speaking readers to the phenomenon.

Who are we
We are anti-capitalists. We believe and understand that black people will never achieve liberation under the current global racial capitalist system.
We believe in transformation and radical restructuring of power. The current systems in which we live must be radically transformed, which includes the restructuring of global power. Instead of a reactionary one, we create a proactive vision based on movement.
We are abolitionists. We believe that prisons, police and all other institutions that inflict violence on Blacks should be abolished and replaced by institutions that value and validate Black prosperity.
We plan to bring the experience and leadership of the most marginalized Black people to the center.

Vision of Black political will and power
Black life and dignity demand political will and power from Blacks. Despite constant exploitation and constant oppression, Black people have bravely and brilliantly been the driving force in pursuit of collective emancipation. We cannot wait any longer.

Free the prisoners
Ensure the safety of people recently released from prison:
• Cancel all parole, parole, and provisional attendances.
• Provide resources for ICE virtual / telephone registration (at Immigration and Customs) / or automatically postpone ICE registration with proper notice.
• suspend ALL immigration enforcement and operations. The Interior Ministry must suspend deportations, immigration arrests, mass raids, detentions and law enforcement in sensitive areas.
• All detainees must be granted immediate humanitarian parole, and all immigration court questions must be postponed.
• USCIS must process all pending applications to ensure continued immigration status.

Cancel the use of past criminal history
Due to systemic Anti-Black racism and deep racial differences at every stage of the criminal justice system, Blacks make up 13% of the total population, but 42% of prisoners [In 2018, black criminals committed 53.3% of all murders in the United States. - A.I.] ... Even though they make up only 13% of the total population, blacks make up 21% of people who have been arrested only once, and 28% of people have been arrested multiple times in 2017.
• Eliminate restrictions and exclusions on access to housing, education, employment, social programs and benefits, electoral rights, parental rights and other civil rights based on previous criminal sentences.
• Remove federal, state, and local bans on social assistance based on previous convictions.

Reparations (the entire text of the section is 118 pages).
We demand reparations for past and ongoing harm. The government, responsible corporations and other institutions that have taken advantage of the damage they have done to Blacks - from colonialism to slavery through food and shelter, mass incarceration and supervision - must make up for the harm. This includes: