“I think there is something else at work that is about cleaning house in preparation for a post-Obama White House. There is a political formation at stake in Dyson’s critique. The framing of a particular form of black leadership that is beholding to Democratic Party and a certain read of the academy.
To be sure the historic fights between black visible leadership has never been simply about personal beef but rather an ideologically contestation. Garvey and DuBois had different visions of what black life should look like under the American Empire. They did not want the same things.
I do not think Dyson and West share the same vision. Dyson is clearly committed to a neoliberal agenda with radical flourish where as West has long be a proponent of radical democratic socialist agenda that places a premium on black suffering and grassroots leadership. I understand Dyson’s positioning as an affirmation of a neoliberal politic that will be the hallmark of the Hillary Clinton’s campaign and who ever emerges as the nominee.
Moreover, I have never shared a jail cell with Dyson but West came to Ferguson went to jail, and refused to do interviews without local leadership.”
- Osagyefo Sekou.
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