I came across this article and I thought that it may be of interest to readers of this blog and for Bermudian discourse in general. It is called ‘Black Power Brokers Ready to Rise In Tandem With New President’ and I feel that it raises some interesting parrallels to developments in Bermuda over the last few decades (and in an accelerated form in the last decade).
I was originally going to add this to the discussion on Obama-ism, but after reading it (warning, it is a bit long) I thought it might be usefuly to give it its own thread for people to comment on.
Also, I’ve mentioned this in the past, but I think its a pretty clear position of mine that the dominant model within the PLP is that of capitalism in general, but Black Capitalism in particular. I’ve written on this a number of times, and it will continue to be a focus of analysis. However, I thought that others interested in this might like to check out this site of Cora Daniels. The ‘powernomics’ ideology is also of interest I think. Historically Black ideological thought has been dominated by various leftist critiques of capitalism and its relation to racism and sexism. This remains the case, although it is quite possible that the elevation of Mr. Obama to the Presidency may initiate a boost for Black bourgeois ideologies. I don’t think its difficult to understand the impact this might have in Bermuda, which has long since seen the political dominance of Black bourgeois thought.