Asafa Jalata



Comparing the African American and Oromo Movements in the Global Context

Asafa Jalata looks at the history of the Civil Rights Movement and Black nationalism in the U.S. and globally. The author maintains that the capitalist world-system that produced modern slavery, colonization, genocide or ethnocide, cultural destruction and repression, and continued subjugation also facilitated the emergence and development of the African American and Oromo movements. This study outlines the history of American slavery through the modern Black Freedom Struggle and compares the experience to the state terrorism practiced against the Oromo people of northeast Africa.

state repression; African Americans — history; slavery, culture of; Civil Rights Movement — history; Martin Luther King; Ethiopia — history; ethnicity — interethnic conflict; nationalism — Oromos — Ethiopia

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 30, No. 1 (2003): 67-111