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Unformatted text preview: 2003, Accessed 8-4-12, MR)
Whereas the positionality of the worker (whether a factory worker demanding a monetary wage, an immigrant, or a white woman demanding a
social wage) gestures toward the reconfiguration of civil society, the positionality of the Black subject (whether a
prison-slave or a prison-slave-in-waiting) gestures toward the disconfiguration of civil society. From the coherence of
civil society, the Black subject beckons with the incoherence of civil war, a war that reclaims Blackness
not as a positive value, but as a politically enabling site, to quote Fanon, of "absolute dereliction." It is a "scandal" that rends civil society asunder. Civil
war, then, becomes the unthought, but never forgotten, understudy of hegemony. It is a Black specter
waiting in the wings, an endless antagonism that cannot be satisfied (via reform or reparation), but must
nonetheless be pursued to the death. 26 Black = Center
Black positionality is at the center, it shapes the world
Wilderson, Professor UCI, 2003 (Frank B., “The Prison Slave as Hegemony’s (Silent) Scandal”, Soc Justice
30 no2 2003, Accessed 8-4-12, MR)
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