Some thoughts on AIA-SCS 2019

“… The noun ‘Black’ has served three functions in modernity: those of summoning, internalization, and reversal. It first designated not human beings like all others but rather a distinct humanity — one whose very humanity was (and still is) in question. It designated a particular kind of human: those who, because of their physical appearance, their habits and customs, and their ways of being in the world, seemed to represent difference in its raw manifestation — somatic, affective, aesthetic, imaginary. The so-called Blacks appeared subsequently as individuals who, because of the fact of their ontological…

Dan-el Padilla Peralta

Ass’t Prof in Classics, Princeton. Author of Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey From A Homeless Shelter To The Ivy League.

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