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on July 3, 2012
Must read for any Huey P. Newton fan or anyone interested in black panther theories. I think that the Panthers focused too much on race on not class (it is the ruling class, predominately white, that is the object of the theoried oppression, not the white race, and the Panthers and Huey made the bad mistake of separating like minded progressive poor whites or possible ones that they could have recruited by using bad rhetoric, such as constantly naming the enemy as "The White Man" not "The Ruling Class" While they essentially did have there eyes on the proper enemy, they, as I said, made the huge mistake, including Huey, of using that improper rhetoric and separating many working class, poor, and other whites who could have been allies to their civil rights and other causes, and also demonized themselves this way in the media).
Despite this, the Huey P. Newton reader, along with his autobiography "Revolutionary Suicide" which Penguin finally reprinted a few years ago which was long overdue, are must reads for any activist, anarchist, anarcho-socialist, liberatarian, in order to add to their socio-political tool belt.