The Black Revolt

  • James Boggs
Keywords: Race, Inequality


I am here to speak to you about the American Revolution which as of now is primarily a Black Revolution. I want to say right here that in the American Revolution, as in every great revolution, it is the issues and grievances, as well as what the counter-revolution does or will do, which will decide where the revolution will go. Not any particular insight on my part or on the part of any individual. As I say in my book The American Revolution: Sometimes the revolution is started by its opponents who by some act arouse the masses to anger and action. Sometimes a very marked improvement in living conditions inculcates in the masses a belief that there is no limit to what they should or can have. Sometimes it is just seeing one segment of the population living so much better than the rest.