1. When Marx talked about the enslavement of Africans being the paradigm for capitalist development, he speaks to its economic origins – always indispensable to a materialist-based analysis. Here, Africans are seen as not only enslaved laborers, but also as commodities and a form of capital itself.

  2. I think that most of the rejection of Marxism, historically by ‘Africana’ scholars, emanates primarily from: 1) the DOCUMENTED history of white nationalism on the left, until, perhaps, very recently 2) the pro-capitalism, and capitalist-state, ties of these scholars.

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