I've been lurking on this site for a while, and though I've seen posts on "anti-racism" and even one on "Furgison," the ensuing discussions, whenever confronted with the singular continental decimation that is anti-Blackness, seem at best to descend inevitably into the critical unintelligibility that Fanon first theorized via Aime Cesaire in Black Skin, White Masks; at worst into cryptofascist excoriations of 'identity politics' and naive calls to 'rid' ourselves of race and gender as one might take a shower. Like, even the one or two posts I saw that half heartedly cited Ashanti Alston as anarchist cred or wrote off what they identified as the "Black Panthers" or the "Black Liberation Army" being a "nationalist" group and therefore not anarchist in any way seemed to be focused exclusively on the spectacle of Black resistance vs. the objective conditions framing the very structures of 'New World' racial caste that constitute our world.
Granted, I'm not expecting what appears to be an overwhelmingly white postership to be citing Afro-Pessimist precepts like fungibility or natal alienation on their (our) digital devices reliant on tantalum mined by Black slaves in the Congo, manufactured by Yellow/Brown slaves throughout Southeast Asia, but I have been more than a little disappointed by consistent failure to identify the mega-generational gratuitous violence constituent to the Middle Passage (and variant mutant formes a la jim crow, ghetto, 'hyperghetto' [prison industrial complex] etc) as not some unfortunate tendency of civil (white) society but rather its complete ontological and - this is key - cultural-commercial underpinning, especially following the response to this year's massive wave of publicized police executions. Not just here on this website, but I guess in the vast majority of anarchist, and for that matter, leftist, marxist/leninist, socialist, etc spaces I have encountered.
What's interesting, however, is that Black philosophers have been more than ready to enter this dialogue. Be it generations of martial-scholars like the aforementioned Ashanti Alston, Lorenzo Komboa Ervin, Safiya Bukhari, and even Assata Shakur, Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman or Chris Dorner, engaging in the most direct of actions against the most equipped police state on the planet while elaborating them in complex autobiographies and political treatises; to Afro-pessimist academic 'inside agents' like Frank Wilderson, Joy James, Saidiya Hartman, Achilles Mbembe, Jared Sexton, and Jackie Wang, some who for decades have been writing exhaustive critiques of authoritarian civilization on their corporate-state universities' dime, it seems like if there is any political framework that the tendency leans towards, it is anarchism. Wilderson in particular may be of interest to this post's readers, as he has written a number of works spanning topics from Black insurgence, the failure of Gramsci, Marx, and other Left thinkers in the face of the 'Black subject,' to Black anarchism as a political framework, one of which is literally titled "We Are Trying to Destroy the World." (I have limited access to these materials and could possibly provide some.) Yet for the most part, it seems like white anarchists seem largely unaware if not dismissive of or outright antagonistic to this centuries long body of insurrectionary and scholarly work.
So, what say you? Is it just lack of exposure, or has the anti-Blackness that is civil society pervaded even the desires of those who desire an end to it? [I will note, from my experience living and organizing among young Black people in the hood (most of whom who already reject mainstream political formations like the democrats and NAACP as reformists and collaborators), that it is those among you that unironically shitsling pejorative terms and phrases like "SJW" "identity politics" "it's NOT about race you n-" -all things I have seen from self proclaimed and very white anarchists online and heard from at actions this past winter- that cause anarchism to be associated with agent provocateurs hurling improperly made molotovs at Black owned businesses by those who otherwise share many of your ostensible (surface-stated) beliefs and hopes for the future.]