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among them.¶ This violence which turns a body into flesh, ripped apart literally and imaginatively,
destroys the possibility of ontology because it positions the Black within an infinite and indeterminately
horrifying and open vulnerability, an object made available (which is to say fungible) for any subject. As
such, “the black has no ontological resistance in the eyes of the white man” (110) or, more precisely, in the
eyes of Humanity The alternative is to reject the affirmative and reorient ourselves towards the world through an
unflinching paradigmatic analysis
Wilderson 10 [Frank B. III, Ph.D., Associate Professor at UC Irvine, former ANC member, “on some guerilla
shit”, Red, White & Black: Cinema and the Structure of U.S. Antagonisms, pages ix-x, OG]
STRANGE AS it might seem, this book project began in South Africa. During the last years of apartheid I
worked for revolutionary change in both an underground and above-ground capacity, for the Charterist
Movement in general and the ANC in particular. During this period, I began to see how essential an
unflinching paradigmatic ana...
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