Marxist IQ: Juneteenth (answers)

Marxist IQ: Juneteenth (answers)


1. In his classic study, Black Reconstruction, W. E. B. Dubois saw


a. the slaveholders’ launching of the war to save slavery as essential to the destruction of slavery.
b. the resistance of the slaves during the war, undermining the Confederate economy, as the most important factor in the Confederate/slaveholder defeat.
c. the struggle to build a “united front” of former slaves and landless poor whites as the revolutionary possibility of Reconstruction.
d. All of the above


2. The late Victor Perlo, a leading American Marxist and Communist economist, saw racism in the U.S. as


c. a way for capitalists to extract higher profits by paying African American workers less than white workers, which also depressed wages and salaries generally.


3. Marxists and Communists see racism as


c. a political, economic system to distract and divide the working class.


4. According to Marxists and Communists, systemic racism under capitalism harms all working people by


a. paying people of color less, which also depresses general wage rates.
b. interacting with and strengthening discrimination based on gender, religion, and ethnicity.
c. strengthening the use of the military and the police to deal with all domestic and foreign crises.
d. All of the above


5. The three most prominent African Americans of the 20th century, W. E. B. Dubois, Paul Robeson, and Martin Luther King


a. fought for a peace based on economic and social justice.
b. saw the liberation of the African American people as part of a larger struggle for the liberation of all people.
c. were formally listed at one time or another by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover as Communists and subject to official harassment and abuse.
d. All of the above


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 5 wrong: Danger! Deviations possible. Study and then study some more lest you drift into the marsh of opportunism!