In this sixteenth episode of Black Work Talk, our guest is Michael Dawson. Michael is a professor of political science at the University of Chicago, where he has written extensively about the intertwined nature of Black politics and Left politics. Currently, he co-leads the Race and Capitalism Project that seeks to understand how the racial and capitalist systems of domination interact. And all of this work is grounded in his years of labor and community activism.
We had a wide-ranging conversation on a variety of topics including:
The nature of our current neoliberal racial order
The differences between Black liberals and Black leftists
The changes in Black civil society over the past 60 years
For more background on Michael Dawson and his work, here are links: