Thoughts on race consciousness

The starting point of this article is the conviction that the African and other oppressed people of South Africa can only win their inalienable claim for land and freedom by their own efforts. The author tries to prove this by a description of the role the white trade union movement and the white liberals have played in the country and by a description of the drive towards unity of the oppressed – the core of black consciousness- in the past and in the present. The conclusion is that black consciousness is a healthy development in the cause of the struggle of the oppressed black people of South Africa.

Title: Thoughts on race consciousness
Author: Mkhize, Mncane
Year: 1974
Periodical: The African Communist
Issue: 58
Pages: 71-83
Language: English
Geographic term: South Africa
Subject: black consciousness
Abstract: The starting point of this article is the conviction that the African and other oppressed people of South Africa can only win their inalienable claim for land and freedom by their own efforts. The author tries to prove this by a description of the role the white trade union movement and the white liberals have played in the country and by a description of the drive towards unity of the oppressed – the core of black consciousness- in the past and in the present. The conclusion is that black consciousness is a healthy development in the cause of the struggle of the oppressed black people of South Africa.