Racism, Drugs and Crime By Patricia Murphy-Robinson

1993

Racism, Drugs and Crime By Patricia Murphy-Robinson – May 1994

Men make their own history, but they do not
make it just as they please; they do not make
it under circumstances chosen by themselves,
but under circumstances directly encountered,
given and transmitted from the past. The
tradition of all dead generations weighs like
a nightmare on the brain of the living.
Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte

With millions of other exploited peoples, I have searched beneath and through the social “truths” handed to me by the intelligentsia in the United States. It is that well-known escape out of absurd bourgeois ideology into the reality of capitalism. It repetitively plunges one into the abyss of fear and guilt and out again into demystification and clarity. It is stimulated by revolutionary changes in the world. It is an individual and collective historical process where one sees the actual relations of power and recognizes their roots.

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A HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL ESSAY FOR BLACK WOMEN OF THE CITIES (excerpts) by Patricia Murphy Robinson

17 November 2015

A HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL ESSAY FOR BLACK WOMEN OF THE CITIES (excerpts) by Patricia Murphy Robinson

No More Fun and Games: A Journal of Female Liberation
Cambridge, Mass: Cell 16. vol.1, no. 3 (Nov 1969)

Myths galvanize people and direct their form of culture. They are the fullness and depth of the people. They are the projections of their learned fears, anxiety, frustrations, hopes and the deepest unconscious contradictions of a civilization. In them is found not rational, linear thought but the inner contradictory reality of the human being.  The American Dream is the end of a long, circuitous route away from the animal-body, the land, woman and black to condensed wealth (money, machines and property), cities, man and white.  It is time now to break out of these deathly myths and this culture built on the oppression of women and blacks.

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See MORE of Pat’s writings at Redstocking’s Blog

July 27 2015 — PMR

Screen Shot 2015-10-06 at 16.41.49https://womenwhatistobedone.wordpress.com* Will have to scroll through to find information.

(Please look for Lupe in list of participants for resources for Pat!)

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Pat – A Tribute and a Perspective

27 May 2015

Pat Murphy-Robinson from Maryland (southern USA) born 1926 /died 2013 age 86

Pat’s voice sounded so soft and gentle when she was guiding people through wounded places.

I went in my 20’s to a Latina woman’s home in the working class area of the Bronx and met with Pat and a group of women. We were African American, Jewish, Latinas from the Caribbean and South America.
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A Simple Obituary

28 May 2015 — Patricia Murphy-Robinson

A Simple obituary for an activist

Pat Robinson, age 86 died at home in Jacksonville, Florida on April 11, 2013. The cause was liver disease.

Pat and her extraordinary courage will always be with us in spirit—on the job, at libraries, at rallies, in the jail cells, in therapeutic communities and wherever oppressed people are fighting for change, for revolution, to bring this racist imperialist system down. Continue reading

READ at Pat’s Ceremony of Transition by her daughter 2013 FROM National Women’s Liberation!

May 28 2015 — PMR

(Lupe has this reading on video tape.   Comment on her comment to see a copy) .

Pat Murphy Robinson

For the Jacksonville Memorial Gathering for Patricia Murphy- Robinson, June 29, 2013
From Andrea Costello, for National Women’s Liberation and Allison Guttu, for the Women of Color Caucus of National Women’s Liberation
To the Robinson Family, Friends, and Comrades, and to Patricia who will never die in the struggle for freedom,

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