Analysis Of Pyo Kc 's Effectiveness On Getting Students At The Act Regarding Our Past By Conducting Monthly Studies
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PYO-KC illustrates their effectiveness on getting students to join the act regarding our past by conducting monthly studies to draw lessons from the past to apply them to the present. According to their Suggested Reading hyperlink, they mention that "in order to change our surroundings we must first understand them. We must engage in a study as much as we are engaged with action. It is through the unit theory and practice that separates revolutionaries from activists". In other words, the organization is saying that, as revolutionaries, they must make sure that they are studying the past or even present before they go out and preach it to others. Thus, what they do is draw the lessons, not only from the past but for the present by…show more content… The PYO-KC claims that Kansas City is a segregated city because of capitalism. For instance, they state that capitalism did not, in fact, birth racism but they did "institutionalize” it (Stradacero). They say capitalism did so "as a way to organize social production to benefit the class which was in power, in this instance the capitalist class. The institution of anti-black racism could not have been engineered here without the systematic genocide of the original inhabitants, as there would have been no need to import so many people from Africa to a new continent" (Stradacero). In other words, capitalism would not be at its high-power, if it wasn 't for the people who worked their backsides off for the means of production. This is not to say that capitalism is seen as a good thing, instead, capitalism is seen as the reason why there is institutional racism.
Segregation was formed under capitalism. According to the newsletter, “Capitalism and Segregation at the Roots”, institutional racism in the past is based on "how people perceived one another some groups of people were viewed as being lower than others we see this in how the Romans and Greeks would call non-Romans and non-Greeks ‘Barbarian’. We see even in the Aztec world in which the slur for nomadic peoples was "chichimeca" or dog-speaker" (Stradacero). This means that people from the Romans to the Greeks and even the Aztecs and the Mayans, all viewed their race as