|Congo Square, New Orleans|
In August i had the privilege of spending time with folks in the Gulf South Rising Initiative in the lead up to and during the week of action. At the same time, i was reading what proved to be a very difficult and painful book (The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism) as part of my research for an upcoming book from the University of Kmt Press. The reminders of the brutal birth and development of capitalism and the social relations reflected in this social system and the intergenerational memories conjured up by walking in some of the same places where human beings were bought/sold and worked to death made it difficult to write. As the days turned to weeks, i lost momentum to keep this blog up to date.
However a new set of circumstances and recent developments are pushing me to get a bit more serious about this forum. Before introducing the new, i will take this opportunity to post some reflections i wrote back in August of my time in New Orleans.