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On Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks (Part 1)

Before I start talking about Fanon’s extremely influential text, I’d like to share an anecdote I was told recently. A friend of mine – a tall, bald black man in his 40’s – was telling me about this woman he had just started dating, a petite white woman in her 30’s. 858 more words

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In the world through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself.

- Frantz Fanon

Travel

Fanon on the evolution of forms of exploitation

For a time it looked at though racism had disappeared. This soul-soothing, unreal impression was simply the consequence of the evolution of forms of exploitation. Psychologists spoke of a prejudice having become unconscious.

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Theory

What Dialectical Negation is Supposed to Subsume

“The Negroes of Chicago only resemble the Nigerians or Tanganyikans in so far as they were all defined in relation to the whites. The objective problems each face are primarily heterogeneous. 28 more words

Dialectic

Now You See Me...:(In)Visibility In Jordan Casteel's 'Visible Man'

In his iconic The Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison writes, “I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. 1,065 more words

Art

#What a depressing world it is.

I don’t think my shock will ever end from this world. The extents to which it can get insensitive perplexes me. And that reaction extant further shocks me. 1,010 more words

Artist

FROM THE ARCHIVES: BETWEEN CAMPS

Continuing to plunder the archives while I am away, this is the third in my series of old book reviews on the theme of race, identity and difference. 1,318 more words

Culture & Books