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...Read More
Author: Annie Olaloku-Teriba
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