The End of White World Supremacy

Black Internationalism and the Problem of the Color Line

Roderick D. Bush
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264 pages
6 x 9

How the marginalization of African Americans turned into a social phenomenon for the nation and world

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The End of White World Supremacy explores a complex issue—integration of Blacks into White America—from multiple perspectives: within the United States, globally, and in the context of movements for social justice. Roderick Bush locates himself within a tradition of African American activism that goes back at least to W.E.B. Du Bois. In so doing, he communicates between two literatures—world-systems analysis and radical Black social movement history—and sustains the dialogue throughout the book. Bush explains how racial troubles in the U.S. are symptomatic of the troubled relationship between the white and dark worlds globally. Beginning with an account of white European dominance leading to capitalist dominance by White America, The End of White World Supremacy ultimately wonders whether, as Myrdal argued in the 1940s, the American creed can provide a pathway to break this historical conundrum and give birth to international social justice.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Handwriting on the Wall PART I: THEORY: 1. The Peculiar Internationalism of Black Nationalism 2. The Sociology of the Color Line: W.E.B. DU Bois and the End of White World Supremacy 3. The Class First/Race First Debate: The Contradictions of Nationalism and Internationalism and the Stratification of the World- System 4. Black Feminism, Intersectionality, and the Critique of Masculinist Models of Liberation PART II: RADICAL SOCIAL MOVEMENTS: 5. The Civil Rights Movement and the Redemption of America 6. Black Power, the American Dream, and the Spirit of Bandung: Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Age of World Revolution

About the Author(s)

Roderick Bush (1945-2013) was an Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at St. John’s University in New York City. Long an activist in the Black Power and radical movements of the 1960s through the 1980s, Bush returned to the academy in 1988 to obtain a Ph.D. He is the author of We Are Not What We Seem: Black Nationalism and Class Struggle in the American Century, and editor of The New Black Vote: Politics and Power in Four American Cities.