On this episode of The Old Mole we rebroadcast Du Bois on Race and Class hosted by CS Soong for Against the Grain. ATG is a syndicated radio program about progressive and radical theory and activism on KPFA Pacifica Radio in Berkeley Ca. Originally aired on February 14, 2023, Du Bois on Race and Class is part 1 of a 2 part discussion.
"What stances did the renowned sociologist and historian W. E. B. Du Bois take toward race and class? And how and why did his convictions change over time? According to Michael Burawoy, Du Bois moved from a phenomenology of racism to a Black Marxism, a shift that culminated in Du Bois’s book on the Civil War and Reconstruction."
Michael Burawoy is the author of the book Public Sociology and “The Making of Black Marxism: The Complementary Perspectives of W. E .B. Du Bois and Frantz Fanon” (pdf) to be published in an upcoming anthology on the life and work of W.E.B Du Bois.