By Sohail Daulatzai

“The related uprising, a similar impatience, an identical anger that exists within the hearts of the darkish humans in Africa and Asia,” Malcolm X declared in a 1962 speech, “is latest within the hearts and minds of 20 million black humans during this nation who've been simply as completely colonized because the humans in Africa and Asia.” 4 many years later, the hip-hop artist Talib Kweli gave voice to an identical Pan-African sentiment within the music “K.O.S. (Determination)”: “The African diaspora represents power in numbers, an immense cannot shut eye forever.”

Linking discontent and unrest in Harlem and la to anticolonial revolution in Algeria, Egypt, and somewhere else, Black leaders within the usa have often seemed to the anti-imperialist activities and antiracist rhetoric of the Muslim 3rd international for suggestion. In Black superstar, Crescent Moon, Sohail Daulatzai maps the wealthy, shared background among Black Muslims, Black radicals, and the Muslim 3rd international, exhibiting how Black artists and activists imagined themselves now not as nationwide minorities yet as a part of an international majority, attached to bigger groups of resistance. Daulatzai lines those interactions and alliances from the Civil Rights circulate and the Black energy period to the “War on Terror,” putting them inside of a broader framework of yankee imperialism, Black id, and the worldwide nature of white oppression.

From Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali to modern artists and activists like Rakim and Mos Def, Black celebrity, Crescent Moon unearths how Muslim resistance to imperialism got here to occupy a crucial place in the Black radical mind's eye, providing a brand new point of view at the political and cultural historical past of Black internationalism from the Nineteen Fifties to the current.

Show description

Read Online or Download Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America PDF

Similar discrimination & racism books

Islamophobia: The Ideological Campaign Against Muslims

Islamophobia: The Ideological crusade opposed to Muslims examines the increase of anti-Muslim and anti-Arab sentiments within the West following the tip of the chilly battle via GW Bush’s warfare on Terror to the Age of Obama. utilizing “Operation desolate tract hurricane" as a watershed second, Stephen Sheehi examines the elevated mainstreaming of Muslim-bating rhetoric and explicitly racist laws, police surveillance, witch-trials and discriminatory guidelines in the direction of Muslims in North the USA and in a foreign country.

Changing Inequality (Wildavsky Forum Series)

Rebecca M. clean deals the 1st complete research of an financial pattern that has been reshaping the USA over the last 3 a long time: swiftly emerging source of revenue inequality. In transparent language, she offers an summary of the way and why the extent and distribution of source of revenue and wealth has replaced due to the fact 1979, units this case inside of its old context, and investigates the forces which are riding it.

Seeing White: An Introduction to White Privilege and Race

This interdisciplinary textbook demanding situations scholars to determine race as everyone's factor. Drawing on sociology, psychology, heritage, and economics, Seeing White introduces scholars to the recommendations of white privilege and social energy. Seeing White is designed to aid holiday down many of the resistance scholars suppose in discussing race.

Insurgent Cuba: Race, Nation, and Revolution, 1868-1898

Within the overdue 19th century, in an age of ascendant racism and imperial enlargement, there emerged in Cuba a stream that unified black, mulatto, and white males in an assault on Europe's oldest empire, with the target of making a state explicitly outlined as antiracist. This booklet tells the tale of the thirty-year unfolding and undoing of that circulation.

Extra info for Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.78 of 5 – based on 42 votes