What some economic populists and “class struggle” advocates fail to understand is that the meeting of the demands of the African American freedom movement are bound up with the restructuring of class relations as well as the role of the state in ways that lift up the entire working class.

This doesn’t necessarily obviate the need for an “explicitly class-based and ethnically inclusive organizing strategy (Mike Davis, Trench Warfare, New Left Review)” but without an appreciation of the former any such strategy will end up disappointing.