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Tequila_Wolf wrote

Hartman writes some cool stuff. Scenes of Subjection is a pretty important book.

She was Wilderson's advisor for his PhD, iirc.

Wilderson's writing's pretty weak though. Race-reductionist in an anti-intersectional way, and generally not very good for a handful of reasons. But I totally recommend watching the films that he uses to make his points in his book, Red, White & Black: Cinema and the Structure of US Antagonisms.

Looking forward to when we have an f/blackness.


goof_goat OP wrote

yeah, not a huge fan of wilderson. i was listening to an interview & was reminded that this is where the term Afro-pessimism comes from & thought it'd be a cool thing to post

yeah we should have f/blackness


tapeworm wrote

how would that be different to f/poc?


Tequila_Wolf wrote

Confusing question. There are billions of people of colour who are not black in China and India alone?

And the history of blackness has some important things that make it particular.

Especially, attention gets given to how the triangle trade is foundational to the US (and so globalised capitalism) in significant ways (along with the genocide of its indigenous people).


tapeworm wrote

I know not all people of color are black, but that doesn't mean we can't talk about blackness here.

Anyway, you answered my question, you want a forum that's specifically for blackness.