Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

Retrieving Insights from Fanon: Systemic and Social Violence

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Maulana Karenga, War on the “War on Drugs” Posts

In his classic work, The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon laid out an extensive explanation of how an oppressed people, which does not fight fiercely and self-consciously against its own oppression, will witness the emergence of those who turn the pent-up anger, disdain and righteous rage they have for their oppressor…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

Regarding Rodney King: Requiem For A Reluctant Witness

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Maulana Karenga, War on the “War on Drugs” Posts

When Rodney King was snatched up into the whip and whirl of the winds of racial history in this country thru his savage beating in 1991 and the resultant revolt in 1992, it was an invitation of history he had no idea would come, no interest at first in accepting and ultimately, no way to engage it except as the man he was and tried to be.

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