Jackson Rising: Kali Akuno

Jackson Rising

  • Kali Akuno of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement discusses how the population of Jackson Mississippi, which is composed primarily of African-Americans (nearly 80%), can withhold control of building and sustaining the infrastructure of their community. Adding to the idea of the cooperative, Akuno builds a case against free market capitalism, stating, "it won't work." His ideas revolve around a self-sustaining economy that can reach similar communities in the deep south. He hopes to strengthen the African-American working community in Jackson.

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