Thugs aren’t Revolutionaries

On the other hand… – Ta-Nehisi Coates:

“Beyond that, my Pops published a book a few years back looking at the legacy of the Black Panther Party. He was really proud, given that he’d been a Panther. Though largely sympathetic, and maybe slightly nostalgic, the book is not a piece of hagiography. In one of the more trenchant essays, the author points out the folly of equating thugs with revolutionaries, of essentially criminalizing the vanguard.”

(Via Ta-Nehisi Coates.)

This is what you get when you do.

One thought on “Thugs aren’t Revolutionaries”

  1. A lot of sheeple wonder WHY i’m so ANGRY, and the main answer would probably be that i grew up in a Panther neighbourhood, THAT and my grandmother lived next door to Malcolm X’s family and my aunt hung out with Bob Marley—MY second novel [ ] shows some of the stuff that happened in 1968…Dr ML Hill is too busy to read it, but e-mail me & i’ll send you a copy to check out!

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