Black & Indigenous Anarchism

This is the sort of “F#$% YOU!” movement we should be building among Natives and Blacks on this continent. For we Indians, our “own structures” and “own society” through which there is no race based privilege is our decentralized federation of clans, bands & tribes through which we find duality, balance, bioregionalism, love, respect, loyalty, tradition, language, culture, & art. It is beautiful, and it belongs to and is Indigenous to this North American continent.

Senzala or Quilombo: Reflections on APOC and the fate of Black Anarchism

Let me tell you something, the reason why the masses are not flooding to your Anarchism is exactly that one – it is your Anarchism. It is a white, petty-bourgeois Anarchism that cannot relate to the people. As a Black person, I am not interested in your Anarchism. I am not interested in individualistic, self-serving, selfish liberation for you and your white friends. What I care about is the liberation of my people. The collective liberation of the children of the African Diaspora, those that have been beaten down and treated worse than dogs all across the world.

So, no, we are not interested in your anarchism. We need to create our own. Understand this, if the whites in Palmares were allies and died with the blacks and the natives it is not because they invited the blacks and the natives into their structure, into their society and said unto them: “We are all equal.” It was because the blacks and the natives created their own structure – their own society – in which power relations were different so that whites could not longer by the sheer force of their privilege impose their view of how the society should be run. To try and integrate people of color in your society or your movement, like there would be no culture clash and no confrontation – it is naive, senseless and can lead nowhere but into deception.

Pedro Ribeiro

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About Vince

I am a Tlingit, born and raised in Tlingit Country, and a proud member of the Tlingit Nation.
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