Up South, Down South: A Detroit Delegate’s Recap of Jackson Rising

These last few weeks many in national media have been mesmerized by the saga of Donald Sterling and his confessions of personal and systemic racism. Black communities have engaged in a lively discussion of “what they should do,” “what I would do” and “what I have done” when confronting institutional racism in the workplace.

Last weekend, Jackson Rising : New Economies Conference boldly moved the question from “Will my boss be racist?” to “How can I/we own the company that I am working for and the resources generated from my own work?” Shifting the discussion from individual survival to “economic democracy” and the “sustainability needs of our community” was a crucial advance.

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