Month: October 2019


Open Borders? Grayson Scott Heard of a van that is loaded with weapons, Packed up and ready to go Heard of some grave sites, out by the highway, A place where nobody knows The sound of gunfire, off in the distance, I’m getting used to it now Lived in a brownstone, lived in a ghetto, I’ve lived all over this town This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco, This ain’t no fooling around No time for dancing, or lovey dovey, I ain’t got time for that now Transmit the message, to the receiver, Hope for an answer some...

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Afro-Pessimism and the (Un)Logic of Anti-Blackness

  Afro-Pessimism and the (Un)Logic of Anti-Blackness Annie Olaloku-Teriba [This article originally appeared in Historical Materialism 26 (2), an issue devoted to identity politics. We are grateful for permission to reprint.]   The Problem In the late afternoon of 10 February 2015, local police in Chapel Hill responded to a report of fired shots. They entered a Finley Forest condominium to find the lifeless bodies of three young Arabs. The first, Deah Barakat, lay dead in the front doorway. The others, his wife Yusor and her sister Razan Abu-Salha, had been slain in the kitchen. All three had been...

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