Posted on July 16, 2012 with 52 notes.
Tagged with elaine brown, huey p newton, huey newton, free huey, black panthers, black love, black power, revolution, .
"It was a woman thing, and not at all a revolutionary woman thing. I really wanted to be Huey’s ‘woman,’ in the old sense, the non-revolutionary, get-married, down-and-dirty street sense, even including the barefoot-and-pregnant sense. 
"The party’s position about such relationships was being revolutionized. Indeed it was Huey who was promoting a line that the primary relationship between men and women in the party was as comrades. That included love and sex. To define another party member as one’s own - “my” man, “my” woman - was not merely taking a step backward, clinging to a bourgeois socialization. It was taking a step in the wrong direction, to support the most fundamental principle of capitalism,  the private possession of property, and worse, to was to liken people to property, chattel.”
- Elaine Brown, A Taste of Power, 259

"It was a woman thing, and not at all a revolutionary woman thing. I really wanted to be Huey’s ‘woman,’ in the old sense, the non-revolutionary, get-married, down-and-dirty street sense, even including the barefoot-and-pregnant sense. 

"The party’s position about such relationships was being revolutionized. Indeed it was Huey who was promoting a line that the primary relationship between men and women in the party was as comrades. That included love and sex. To define another party member as one’s own - “my” man, “my” woman - was not merely taking a step backward, clinging to a bourgeois socialization. It was taking a step in the wrong direction, to support the most fundamental principle of capitalism,  the private possession of property, and worse, to was to liken people to property, chattel.”

- Elaine Brown, A Taste of Power, 259

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