In this short video, Irami Osei-Frimpong breaks down exactly why we don’t have independent black media in this country and what’s wrong with the black media pundits we do have. He also provides a class analysis which explains why Michelle Obama is not your class ally. Here are the top three points from the six minute video, which appears at the bottom in its entirety:
1.) Our class enemy is not the broke racist white guy voting for Trump. It’s the banking lobby which pushes cities to close health clinics rather than renegotiate bonds.
On Why Michelle Obama is Your Class Enemy and Individual Striving Won’t Fix the Black Community
2.) Michelle Obama is your class enemy. She talks about dreaming big, but then keeps her mouth shut when her hometown guts public education, harasses teachers and even closes the neighborhood school that her kids would go to if the Obamas deigned to go to non-selective enrollment public schools.
3.) We are broke and we are being poisoned and no amount of individual striving can substitute for having a government that works for us to guarantee public goods.
4.) Both Democratic and Republican establishment lobbyists pay black media to tell other black people not to organize to make claims on the government regarding public goods.