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We are recognized as The Premier labor radio outlet. Our format is a mix local and national interviews, where we discuss critical issues important facing our listeners. The Union Edge reaches across the table and political aisle to find common ground, and speaks to labor, progressives, and moderates. The discussion is often lively but it is always respectful. We have develop a national radio and internet-based public affairs outlet for unions and progressives to express their views to the public and build support for issues that are important to all Working Families

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125,000 VIEWS -- This slide presentation/talk on Theodore W. Allen’s “The Invention of White Race,” which opens with some insights from the life and work of Hubert Harrison, has just passed the 125,000-views mark. See https://youtu.be/2Gq77rOuZck PLEASE TAKE TIME TO WATCH IT. PLEASE SHARE IT WITH OTHERS. – ALSO -- PLEASE HELP TO GET A VIDEO ON ALLEN’S “THE INVENTION OF THE WHITE RACE” ON YOUR PUBLIC ACCESS TV (SEE BELOW *). Theodore W. Allen (pioneer of class struggle-based “white skin privilege” analysis in the 1960s and author of “The Invention of the White Race” in the 1990s) and Hubert Harrison (“The Father of Harlem Radicalism” and founder of the militant “New Negro Movement”) are two of the most important thinkers on issues of race and class of the 20th century. They offer many important insights to people struggling today for a more just and radically changed society. Those concerned with issues of race and class are strongly urged to become familiar with their work and to share information by and about them with others. This slide presentation / talk by Jeffrey B. Perry was hosted by the “Hubert Harrison and Theodore W. Allen Society” at the Brecht Forum in Manhattan. Long-time activist Muriel Tillinghast chaired the event and long-time activist Sean Ahern assisted with the slides. The video was shot by Fred Nguyen and made available Courtesy of Fansmiles Productions. ------------------- * A similar talk, in two 58-minute segments (Part 1 and Part 2), is now available for broadcast by local public access TV stations. Please phone your local public access TV station and ask them to broadcast this two-part film to your local community. Your station can download the film in TV broadcast format from PEGMedia.org . Public access TV stations, expect local people to contact them to broadcast shows for the local community. What is needed is a person(s) to phone their local public access TV station and request these two shows be broadcast and to find out whatever else is required by the station. PEGMedia has offered to help in anyway possible. Most stations get too few requests and are happy to at least consider the show if not just broadcast it straight away. The two 58-minute shows are available for any Public Access TV station in the country - and world - to broadcast. These episodes are on PEGMedia - for public access TV stations - in ready for TV broadcast formats - both HD and SD are available here – P1 - The Invention of the White Race - Theodore W. Allen - Presented By Jeffrey B. Perry http://www.pegmedia.org/index.php?q=msvr/ep/30987/detail P2 - The Invention of the White Race - Theodore W. Allen - Presented By Jeffrey B. Perry http://www.pegmedia.org/index.php?q=msvr/ep/31014/detail Preview the two 58-minute shows on YouTube The Invention of the White Race - Theodore W. Allen - Part 1 https://youtu.be/xm_sWQ7_i-Y The Invention of the White Race - Theodore W. Allen - Part 2 https://youtu.be/zB4p6bkyUSc The book ''The Invention of the White Race'' by Theodore W. Allen presents a full-scale challenge to what Allen refers to as ''The Great White Assumption'' -- ''the unquestioning, indeed unthinking acceptance of the 'white' identity of European-Americans of all classes as a natural attribute rather than a social construct.'' Its thesis on the origin and nature of the ''white race'' contains the root of a new and radical approach to United States history, one that challenges master narratives taught in the media and in schools, colleges, and universities. With its equalitarian motif and emphasis on class struggle it speaks to people today who strive for change worldwide. ' 'When the first Africans arrived in Virginia in 1619, there were no 'white' people there; nor, according to the colonial records, would there be for another sixty years.'' - Theodore W. Allen (Written after searching through 885 county-years of Virginia's colonial records) Allen's book on racial oppression and social control, is one of the twentieth-century's major contributions to historical understanding. This two-volume classic (Vol. 1: ''Racial Oppression and Social Control'' and Vol. 2: ''The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America'') details how the ''white race'' was invented as a ruling-class social control formation and a system of racial oppression was imposed in response to labor solidarity in the wake of Bacon's Rebellion (1676-77), how the ''white race'' was created and maintained through ''white race'' privileges conferred on laboring class European-Americans relative to African-Americans, how these privileges were not in the interest of African-Americans or laboring class European-Americans, and how the ''white race'' has been the principal historic guarantor of ruling-class domination in America. These two talks, by Jeffrey B. Perry, are about Theodore W. Allen and his thoroughly researched book ''The Invention of the White Race'' (Verso Books) - especially Vol. II: ''The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America.'' These talks, presented in two 58 minute shows, are for public access TV stations to broadcast - phone your local public access TV station to request these two shows be broadcast to your local community. Part 1 and the beginning of Part 2 is Jeffrey B. Perry's slide presentation/talk on “Theodore W. Allen and ‘The Invention of the White Race’'' by Jeffrey B. Perry was presented on Sat., June 18, 2016, at a ''Multiracial Organizing Conference'' on ''Organizing Poor and Working Class Whites: The Challenge of Building a Multiracial Movement,'' at the Beloved Community Center, Greensboro, NC. In the rest of Part 2 Jeffrey B. Perry's elaborates further on Theodore W. Allen and ‘The Invention of the White Race’ and U.S. Labor History. Excerpts from an interview conducted with Caeser Pink and staff of Arete Living Arts Center (Brooklyn, NY) on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the Labor and Working Class History Association (LAWCHA) National Conference, at Brooklyn - CUNY Center for Worker Education, 25 Broadway, 7th floor, New York, NY, 10004. ------------- For information on Theodore W. Allen’s “The Invention of the White Race” Volume I: “Racial Oppression and Social Control" (including comments from scholars and activists, Table of Contents, and an overview of the volume) see http://www.jeffreybperry.net/_center__i__font_size__3__font_color__sepia___b_5__the_invention_of_the_br_white_116386.htm Note – the new, expanded Verso Books edition of this volume includes new introductions and notes, an expanded index, and a lengthy and detailed internal study guide. For information on Theodore W. Allen’s “The Invention of the White Race” Volume II: "The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo America" (including comments from scholars and activists, Table of Contents, and an overview of the volume) see http://www.jeffreybperry.net/_center__i__font_size__3__font_color__sepia___b_6__the_invention_of_the_br_white_116387.htm Note – the new, expanded Verso Books edition of this volume includes new introductions and notes, an expanded index, and a lengthy and detailed internal study guide. For information on Theodore W. Allen’s “Summary of the Argument of The Invention of the White Race” Part 1 see http://clogic.eserver.org/1-2/allen.html and for Part 2 see http://clogic.eserver.org/1-2/allen2.html For additional writings by and about Theodore W. Allen see http://www.jeffreybperry.net/_center__font_size__3__font_color__sepia___b_4__theodore_w__allen_br___font_size_86151.htm For an in-depth treatment of the development of the work of Theodore W. Allen see “The Developing Conjuncture and Some Insights From Hubert Harrison and Theodore W. Allen on the Centrality of the Fight Against White Supremacy” in PDF format at the TOP LEFT at http://www.jeffreybperry.net or at “Cultural Logic” at http://clogic.eserver.org/2010/2010.html For a video interview with Theodore W. Allen on “The Invention of the White Race” conducted by Stella Winston and viewed by over 112,000 people see https://youtu.be/EtS7yUyCsvU For comments from scholars and activists on "Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918" (Columbia University Press) see http://www.jeffreybperry.net/disc.htm and see http://www.jeffreybperry.net/_center__font_size__3__font_color__green___b_3__hubert_harrison_br___center___fo_86150.htm For information on "A Hubert Harrison Reader" (Wesleyan University Press) see http://www.jeffreybperry.net/_center__font_size__3__font_color__green___b_3__hubert_harrison_br___center___fo_86150.htm For information on the new, Diasporic Africa Press expanded edition of Hubert H. Harrison's “When Africa Awakes: The 'Inside Story’ of the Stirrings and Strivings of the New Negro in the Western World” see http://www.jeffreybperry.net/_center__font_size__3__font_color__green___b__8___i_when_africa_awakes__br__the__128069.htm For a video of a Slide Presentation/Talk on Hubert Harrison see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heBKm1ytd5Q For articles, audios, and videos by and about Hubert Harrison see http://www.jeffreybperry.net/_center__font_size__3__font_color__green___b_1__hubert_harrison___i_the_voice_of_76560.htm For videos of an interview with Theodore W. Allen by Stella Winston see http://youtu.be/EtS7yUyCsvU and at http://youtu.be/7JYYnNzjJrU For the article “The Developing Conjuncture and Some Insights from Hubert Harrison and Theodore W. Allen on the Centrality of the Fight Against White Supremacy” by Jeffrey B. Perry, which offers the fullest treatment of the development of Allen’s thought, see http://www.jeffreybperry.net (Top Left) or see http://clogic.eserver.org/2010/2010.html For information on Dr. Perry and his work on Hubert Harrison ''the father of Harlem radicalism'' (1883-1927) and Theodore W. Allen (1919-2005) see http://www.jeffreybperry.net