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of the so-called “balance of forces.” The political discourse of Blacks, and to a lesser extent Indians, circulated too widely to credibly wed the U.S. and ethics. The raw force of COINTELPRO put an end to this trajectory toward a possible
hegemony of ethical accountability. Consequently, the power of Blackness and Redness to pose the question—and the
power to pose the question is the greatest power of all—retreated as did White radicals and progressives who
“retired” from struggle. The question’s echo lies buried in the graves of young Black Panthers, AIM Warriors, and
Black Liberation Army soldiers, or in prison cells where so many of them have been rotting (some in solitary confinement) for
ten, twenty, thirty years, and at the gates of the academy where the “crazies” shout at passers-by . Gone are not only the young and vibrant voices
that affected a seismic shift on the political landscape, but also the intellectual protocols of inquiry, and with them a
spate of feature films that became...
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