Jun 21, 2020
Joshua M. Myers is an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Howard University. He is the author of We Are Worth Fighting For: A History of the Howard University Student Protest of 1989, which came out in 2019 on NYU Press. He is also the editor of A Gathering Together: Literary Journal. Among his current projects, the book Cedric Robinson: Black Radicalism Beyond The Order of Time.
In this episode, Myers gives a brief biography of Cedric Robinson’s early life and discusses the key contributions of Black Marxism: The Making of The Black Radical Tradition. We discuss the Black Radical Tradition and racial capitalism in tension and dialogue with modes of radicalism that emanated from Europe. Along the way Myers debunks several common misreadings of Robinson’s work, and urges readers to engage Black Marxism within and along with the whole body of Robinson’s writing as well as the rich tradition of Black Radical thought.