USM: The Role of White People in the Struggle for Black Liberation

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What is the Uhuru Solidarity Movement? The Role of White People in the Struggle for Black Liberation

The Uhuru Solidarity Movement is the organization of white people working under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party, organizing in the white community to build as a mass movement for reparations to African people under the slogan, “white solidarity with black power.”

USM’s National Chair Jesse Nevel recently ran for Mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida along with Akile Anai, candidate for District 6 and member of the African People’s Socialist Party, on a progressive platform of uniting the city through a policy of reparations and economic development for the black community.

This campaign mobilized huge sectors of the white population to take a visible public stand of solidarity with the black community in their struggle for social justice and liberation, including a historic march through downtown St. petersburg that saw hundreds of white people marching behind the leadership of the black working class and chanting “unity through reparations.”

This profound showing of white solidarity with black power was a powerful counterpoint to the overt expressions of white nationalist violence as seen in Charlottesville and elsewhere in this period of escalating crisis for the imperialist social system.

USM and the call for “Unity through Reparations” represents the way forward for all white people who are looking to stand on the right side of history and join the rest of humanity in creating a future without oppression and exploitation.


Come to our weekly “New to Uhuru Solidarity Movement” Orientations, each Saturday from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. EST.  Just email for Call-in Info.

Take the Reparations Challenge! Learn how to build your own Reparations Challenge in your area by attending our weekly Mass Meetings on Sundays from 1 to 2 p.m. EST. 

Attend one of our Days in Solidarity with African People events, coming to six cities in the U.S. this fall, or host a viewing party in your area!

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