Instructor: Mba Mbulu Black Nationalism 201

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Prerequisite Course: Failure to take Black Nationalism 101 will hinder your understanding of the issues dealt with in Black Nationalism 201. If you have not taken Black Nationalism 101, please do so. If you have taken Black Nationalism 101, please review it.

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Class #8 [AudioVersion]

Read the information that follows. Be able to expound on the following issues.

(1) What is a vanguard?

(2) What is a Black vanguard?

(3) Is there a difference between a Black vanguard and a Black nationalist vanguard?

(4) Is a vanguard a homogenous structure?

(5) In your own opinion, what is the importance of a vanguard?

THE VANGUARD

The vanguard refers not only to those individuals and groups who are at the forefront of the struggle for Black nationalism, but also to those who are at the forefront of the struggle to overthrow white power. Those who make up the vanguard are not necessarily Black nationalists, nor are they necessarily doing what will be good for Black nationalism in the long run. Their sole purpose is to fulfill their mission as an anti-status quo element. That mission? To heighten the contradictions (the differences between what is preached and what is practiced) within the status quo/white power system, to expose weaknesses in white power's armor, to initiate processes that will weaken the people's allegiances to white power, to create opportunities that make the need for a major power shift clear and to pave the path to new power realities. From this it should be clear that all vanguard elements do not have to be a part of the Black struggle.

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THE BLACK VANGUARD

It is critical that We understand the difference between the vanguard and the Black vanguard. The Black vanguard will also heighten the contradictions within the white power system, expose weaknesses in white power's armor, initiate processes that will weaken people's allegiances to white power, create opportunities that make the need for a major power shift clear and pave the path to new power realities. The objectives of the Black vanguard, however, will be to bring about fundamental changes in the power formula that presently regulates the relationship of Black People to white power.

THE BLACK NATIONALIST VANGUARD

The Black nationalist vanguard, not to be confused with the Black vanguard, will be performing typical vanguard functions, but its objective will be the creation of an independent Black power base. Members of the Black nationalist vanguard do not want to simply change the relationship between Black People and white power, they want to create an entirely separate power entity under the control and direction of Black People. It is from within this entity that Black nationalists will help to orchestrate new international power realities, establish an equitable relationship between Black power and white power, promote justice for all people of color and initiate the development of a new world value system.

The Black nationalist vanguard is the subject of the next class. However, Black People must not forget: Contrary to what might be thought, the vanguard is not a homogenous, unified body! The vanguard is a random totality of vanguards; frequently loose, scattered and oftentimes unconnected forces that have a collective influence on the ability of a status quo to carry on business as usual. A collective influence! Therefore, individuals can not look at the activities of all of the vanguard and come to conclusions about the merits of Black nationalism. Indeed, individuals can not even look at the activities of the elements of the Black vanguard and come to conclusions about the merits of Black nationalism.

Please review this lesson at your convenience and at your own pace. Afterwards, you can proceed to the next lesson.

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