thank you for your kind words and your thoughtful engagement.
I think the work of dismantling is a work that I’m not sure how to fully undertake. My job as a thinker and writer is simply to share ideas with the public, to paint pictures with my words that are vivid enough for the reality to…
I’m not sure what you mean by your response. I’m not sure who the “nigger in question” is in your response, given the way you wrote it. Im also a little convinced you like using the term, because you used it so many times in such a short post.
Either way, it seems futile to respond to the substance of your argument here…
I get your point, but I don’t think it would be funny.
I wrote this to show the brutality of white supremacy. So it’s hard for me to laugh.
But I agree: it would trip people like those folk at Charlottesville out.
If by the term “mythical,” you mean “false,” then, again, I disagree. Race is as real as the sky is blue.
I agree that there is no genetic or biological basis for race, but the concept is very real; it shapes how we live with one another. Dismissing its veracity on scientific grounds is elusive, and produces the possibility…
I fundamentally disagree with this line of thinking with every fiber of my being.
My disagreement is informed by a few thinkers, one of whom is Lewis Gordon. He writes a book called bad faith and antiblack racism that might help to explain my position. Denying race does amount to a kind of denial of racism. And it reproduces an “all lives matter” logic that erases black specificity.