Black Lives Matter is Marxist? What does this mean?

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konvictz0007
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This video just popped up on my feed from PragerU - they are normally very credible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpLItQnrgec

Do you agree with this woman (who is black btw)? I don't quite understand what Marxism is to be honest, in the context of today's economy.

Other people are against black lives matter as well, like this guy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h25Yp8ip4A


I like to look at situations from both sides and hear what they say. Thoughts?
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(Original post by konvictz0007)
This video just popped up on my feed from PragerU - they are normally very credible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpLItQnrgec

Do you agree with this woman (who is black btw)? I don't quite understand what Marxism is to be honest, in the context of today's economy.

Other people are against black lives matter as well, like this guy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h25Yp8ip4A


I like to look at situations from both sides and hear what they say. Thoughts?
That PragerU video panders to the Conservatives while describing itself as a ‘an alternative viewpoint’

BLM doesn’t even hide it’s anti capitalist foundations.

The second video isn’t really worth talking about. I had no idea why you picked it out though.
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That PragerU video panders to the Conservatives while describing itself as a ‘an alternative viewpoint’

BLM doesn’t even hide it’s anti capitalist foundations.

The second video isn’t really worth talking about. I had no idea why you picked it out though.
I had no idea BLM was a political movement? Isn't the agenda to remove racism, or systemic racism?

What's wrong with capitalism? I don't see how capitalism means racism, surely??

And I posted it because I subscribed to them and they are regarded as quite credible.
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I had no idea BLM was a political movement? Isn't the agenda to remove racism, or systemic racism?

What's wrong with capitalism? I don't see how capitalism means racism, surely??

And I posted it because I subscribed to them and they are regarded as quite credible.
It’s meant to spread awareness and support politics that help Black people (this can also help other races too)

Capitalism is flawed and it can be used as the main culprit of many of these issues that BLM wants solved.

PragerU is very biased and is pretty reactionary. It’s the Fox News to any other source
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This video just popped up on my feed from PragerU - they are normally very credible
😂😂😂

Seriously tho, from what I've read, Marxism is essentially the idea that capitalism by design is exploitative. The workers will eventually become fed up and over throw the capitalist elite and control the economy. It's the struggle between the poor and the wealthy elite. I personally do agree with marxism and I do consider myself a part of the blm movement.

However as with any movement there are many different sects. Some people such as myself believe that racism itself is a symptom of capitalism and we will only be free from oppression once capitalism has been over thrown. A lot of other people within the movement disagree with this idea, especially liberals (who are different from leftist). They seek criminal and educational reform, among other things. Just like feminism BLM has various different ideological differences, but ultimately we just want the liberation of black people and all Poc.
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This video just popped up on my feed from PragerU - they are normally very credible.
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😂😂😂

Seriously tho, from what I've read, Marxism is essentially the idea that capitalism by design is exploitative. The workers will eventually become fed up and over throw the capitalist elite and control the economy. It's the struggle between the poor and the wealthy elite. I personally do agree with marxism and I do consider myself a part of the blm movement.

However as with any movement there are many different sects. Some people such as myself believe that racism itself is a symptom of capitalism and we will only be free from oppression once capitalism has been over thrown. A lot of other people within the movement disagree with this idea, especially liberals (who are different from leftist). They seek criminal and educational reform, among other things. Just like feminism BLM has various different ideological differences, but ultimately we just want the liberation of black people and all Poc.
I've never heard of capitalism being painted in a bad light, I don't see what is wrong with capitalism. Isn't it great that the system we have (although with some limitations), allows people to have virtually nothing to gain tremendous success. Doesn't capitalism benefit everyone, a company builds a new factory, yes the top boys will benefit the most, but jobs get created and increases the economic activity in the area?
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(Original post by konvictz0007)
This video just popped up on my feed from PragerU - they are normally very credible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpLItQnrgec

Do you agree with this woman (who is black btw)? I don't quite understand what Marxism is to be honest, in the context of today's economy.

Other people are against black lives matter as well, like this guy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h25Yp8ip4A


I like to look at situations from both sides and hear what they say. Thoughts?
Marxism is a method of socioeconomic analysis that uses a materialist interpretation of historical development to understand class relations and social conflict, as well as a dialectical perspective to view social transformation.
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Marxism is a method of socioeconomic analysis that uses a materialist interpretation of historical development to understand class relations and social conflict, as well as a dialectical perspective to view social transformation.
Sorry, I didn't really understand. Could you explain in the context of black lives matter and how it would relate to us in the UK?
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