Charles Lewis // The Legacy of #FrantzFanon

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The Frantz Fanon Foundation has been a model organizational structure for a number of radical political movements. Some have been quite succesful. One being, BlackLivesMatter. With no physical home base of operations, they are less vulnerable to attacks of all sorts. And now with the support of wealthy philanthropists such as George Soros, it appears this organization is here to stay. Demanding equal rights, This movement has managed to establish chapters in virtually every major city in the United States. Another, The American Indian Movement, have also been extremely active in recent days. Just look at whats happening with the Dakota access pipeline protest. People of all colors, races, social classes, appear to be organizing in small clusters surrounding a number of causes. And they seem to have also been reading about Fanon. There have been literary masterpieces such as Ta-nehisi Coats’ ‘Between The World and Me’. Where Coats, much like Fanon encapsulates the Black experience and administers the story in a way that all can relate to. Fanon’s teachings have permeated the Radical left like no other time in recent history. As it seems, a full-blown revolution as already started… and now is the time for ‘The Wretched of the Earth’ to have a seat at the table.

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