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Unformatted text preview: world structured by the twin axioms of white superiority and black inferiority, of white existence and black nonexistence, a world
all, don’t be black” (Gordon 1997: 63)—in this world, the zero degree of
transformation is the turn toward blackness, a turn toward the shame, as it were, that “resides in the idea
that ‘I am thought of as less than human’” (Nyong’o 2002: 389).xiv In this we might create a transvaluation of
pathology itself, something like an embrace of pathology without pathos.
structured by a negative categorical imperative—“above A2: Coalitional Politics
Social movement need to include the subject positional of the black body as well as their
Wilderson, Professor UCI, 2003 (Frank B., “The Prison Slave as Hegemony’s (Silent) Scandal”, Soc Justice
30 no2 2003, Accessed 8-4-12, MR)
Indeed, it means all those things: aphobogenic object, apast withoutaheritage, the map of gratuitous violence, and a
program of complete disorder. Whereas this realization is, and should be, cause for alarm, it should not be cause for lament, or wors...
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