L did a really good thread on the origins of the BLM organization. If you haven't seen it:
This thread follows up with a focus on an excerpt from the ‘Dazed’ article in her thread. “We spent the year reading, anything from Marx, to Lenin, to Mao, learning all types of global critical theory and about different campaigns across the world”dazeddigital.com/politics/artic…
What is global critical theory? aghct.org/about
The Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory has a Social Movements Lab. One of the Lab’s premises is: “social movements are more powerful when they are intersectional and international.” aghct.org/research-and-o…
What is intersectionality? newdiscourses.com/tftw-intersect…
Global Critical Theory is now a study at The New School in NY which offers a couple of classes courses.newschool.edu/courses/GSOC62… and courses.newschool.edu/courses/LSOC20…
GCT and BLM. “The guiding principles of BLM are diversity, restorative justice, globalism, queer affirming, unapologetically Black, collective value, empathy, loving engagement, transgender affirming, Black villages, Black women, and intergenerational”researchgate.net/publication/32…
"BlackLivesMatter, however, is not merely an “updated” Civil Rights Movement" - BLM critiques of MLK and the Civil Rights Movement. tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.10…
“The almost wholly bad reason that Social Justice rejects the notion of colorblindness is that it promotes identity-first thinking and identity politicking, as opposed to taking more liberal approaches that do not center identity"newdiscourses.com/tftw-colorblin…
Garza and Lindsey ask, “to what extent is racialized, gendered, and sexualized representation linked to the lived, material realities of both state-sanctioned racialized violences and antiracist resistance?"tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.10…
Critical Theory and Lived Experiences: “’lived experience’ refers to an interpretation through Theory, it is only the “lived experience of oppression,” as Theory will have it, that counts” newdiscourses.com/tftw-lived-exp…
"The antiracism approach would start from the following assumption, as phrased by critical race educator Robin DiAngelo (author of White Fragility): “the question is not ‘did racism take place?’ but rather, ‘how did racism manifest in this situation?’” newdiscourses.com/tftw-antiracis…
Critique of the US, the Civil Rights era, and the age of colorblindness:tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.10…
"co-founder Alicia Garza has written that BlackLivesMatter is not only an activist movement, but it is also “an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise"tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.10…
Garza sees the movement as a political intervention. Here is a thread on Black Marxism and BLM with a link to Garza calling for the abolition of capitalism:

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