1521 10th Ave
RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2092029627496378/
Sponsored by Red May Seattle
Asad Haider speaking about his upcoming book, Mistaken Identity.
Class or race? The debate is contentious.
Among groups who should readily find common ground, there is little agreement. Asad Haider turns to the rich legacies of the black freedom struggle to escape this deadlock. Drawing on the words and deeds of black revolutionary theorists, he argues that identity politics is not synonymous with anti-racism, but instead amounts to the neutralization of its movements. It marks a retreat from the crucial passage from identity to solidarity, and from individual recognition to the collective struggle against an oppressive social structure. Weaving together autobiographical reflection, historical analysis, theoretical exegesis, and protest reportage, his new book, Mistaken Identity is a passionate call for a practice of politics beyond colorblind chauvinism and “the ideology of race.”
Asad Haider’s book:
Mistaken Identity | Race and Class in the Age of Trump
Cover art by TOYIN OJIH ODUTOLA