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Episode 6: Lester Spence
Episode 623rd February 2022 • Black Work Talk • Steven Pitts
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In this sixth episode of Black Work Talk’s Season Two, Steven Pitts and his co-host, Toussaint Losier, talk with Lester Spence, Professor of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins University. We began the episode by defining the Black Left and power. We spoke about the changes in Black politics because of the advent of neoliberalism. We also had a long conversation about policing and we used that issue as a way to explore the complicated issues of power-building, the value of cross-class Black alliances, and the value of cross-race class alliances. We closed by examining the role of the Black Left in this time period.