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Epigraph (Part 3 of 4) From "The Developing Conjuncture and Insights from Hubert Harrison and Theodore W. Allen on the Centrality of the Struggle Against White Supremacy" by Jeffrey B. Perry

Epigraph (Part 3 of 4)


" . . . among the masses of white workers, the bourgeoisie established the dominance of race consciousness as against proletarian class consciousness."
- Theodore W. Allen "Presentation for a Panel Discussion," 1972


"As long as the Color Line exists, . . . The cant of 'Democracy' is intended as dust in the eyes of white voters . . . It furnishes bait for the clever statesmen."
- Hubert Harrison, "New Negro," 1919


"It is only the Blindspot in the eyes of America, and its historians, that can overlook and misread so clean and encouraging a chapter of human struggle and human uplift [as Black Reconstruction]."
- W.E.B. Du Bois, "Black Reconstruction," 1935


"All the while their white blindspot prevents them from seeing what we are talking about is . . . the 'white question,' the white question of questions - the centrality of the problem of white supremacy and the white-skin privilege which have historically frustrated the struggle for democracy, progress and socialism in the US."
- Theodore W. Allen "White Blindspot," 1967

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