Roderick Bush

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Roderick Bush

Roderick Bush is an associate professor of Sociology at St. John's University in New York City. He is a recent Ph.D. after many years in the movement for black liberation and social change[1].


In 1984 Bush published an edited volume, The New Black Vote: Politics and Power in Four American Cities. This was followed by We Are Not What We Seem: Black Nationalism and Class Struggle in the American Century, New York University Press, 1999) and The End of White World Supremacy: Black Internationalism and the Problem of the Color Line (Temple University Press, 2009). He is currently working with Melanie E.L. Bush on a book entitled Tensions in the “American” Dream: The Imperial Nation Confronts the Liberation of Nations to be published by Temple University Press in 2010[2].

Radical affiliations

Roderick Bush has been a member of the Movement for African American Unity, the Congress of African People, the Student Organization for Black Unity/Youth Organization for Black Unity, the African Liberation Support Committee, the Revolutionary Workers League (M-L), and the Black Radical Congress[3].

Left Forum board

In 2009, the Left Forum board included Stanley Aronowitz, Roderick Bush, Eric Canepa, Vivek Chibber, Nancy Holmstrom, Jamie McCallum, Lorraine Minnite, Frances Fox Piven, Hobart Spalding, Bill Tabb, Richard D. Wolf and Julia Wrigley[4].