How We Get Free

The struggle for black liberation is bound up with the project of human liberation and social transformation

By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

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Read the full article from Jacobin, here.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Assistant professor of African-American Studies at Princeton University

Perhaps at its most basic level, black liberation implies a world where black people can live in peace, without the constant threat of the social, economic, and political woes of a society that places almost no value on the vast majority of black lives. It would mean living in a world where black lives matter.

While it is true that when black people get free, everyone gets free, black people in America cannot “get free” alone. In that sense, black liberation is bound up with the project of human liberation and social transformation.