Marxist IQ: Black History Month (answers)

Marxist IQ: Black History Month (answers)

1. Historians have in recent decades shown that free Blacks and escaped slaves played a large role in organized abolitionist societies and in armed groups who fought against the fugitive slave law and worked to encourage slave uprisings. They now believe the percentages of free Blacks and escaped slaves in these groups were


d. 50% in organized societies, 75% in fighting groups.


2. Apologists for slavery in the North often argued that slaves were better off than white laborers and that abolitionists were privileged hypocrites. In response to such arguments before the Civil War, escaped slave and abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass gave which of the following responses?


c. He never heard anyone who argued that slaves were better off than poor white people volunteer to become a slave.


3. The Socialist Party had little interest and even less success in organizing Black workers and fighting racism because it believed that


c. Black people were workers indistinguishable from all other workers, and their problems would be solved in the future only under socialism.


4. The Communist Party, USA, from its first years was both committed to and had significant success in organizing African American and other minority workers since the 1920s because it


c. saw African American people as both an integral part of the working class and an oppressed people with special needs and demands, which made the struggle against racism inseparable from the struggle for socialism.


5. The Communist Party, USA, was the first party in U.S. history to regularly have African American candidates on its national ticket. Who was not a candidate on a CPUSA national ticket?


d. Walter White


6. Which of the following characterizes critical race theory?


c. It develops the concept of systemic racism as a central force in American history.


Your score:

0 wrong: Theoretician. Write an article! Teach a class!
1 wrong: Developed Marxist. Form a study group, join the party.
2 to 3 wrong: Class-conscious worker—study harder.
4 to 6 wrong: Danger! deviations possible. study and then study some more lest you drift into the marsh of opportunism!