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Unformatted text preview: em that rewards based on the embrace of white hegemonic views and values, white conquest and racialized
colonization Civil Society World writ large
Modern politics dictates what is and what is not ethical. State institutions justify different
forms of violence
Wilderson, award-winning author of Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid. He is one of two Americans to hold elected office in the
African National Congress and is a former insurgent in the ANC’s armed wing, 2010 (Frank B. III “Introduction: Unspeakable Ethics” Red, White,
& Black: Cinema and the Structure of U.S. Antagonisms, Pg 5-6) GG
Leaving aside for the moment their state of mind, it would seem that the structure, that is to say the rebar, or better still the grammar of their demands—
grammars are the only ethical grammars
available to modern politics and modernity writ large, for they draw our attention not to the way in which space
and time are used and abused by enfranchised and violently powerful interests, but to the violence that
underwrites the modern world’s capacity to think, ac...
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- Spring '14