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corporeal integrity that, once ripped from her body, fortified and extended the corporeal integrity of everyone else
on the street. She gave birth to the commodity and to the Human, yet she had neither subjectivity nor a sofa to
show for it. In her eyes, the world—and not its myriad discriminatory practices, but the world itself—was
unethical. And yet, the world passes by her without the slightest inclination to stop and disabuse her of her claim. Instead, it calls her “crazy.” And to what does the
world attribute the Native American man’s insanity? “He’s crazy if he thinks he’s getting any money out of us”? Surely, that doesn’t make him crazy. Rather it is simply
an indication that he does not have a big enough gun. The State
We cannot resolve anti-blackness through the state because of the institutions ethics and
acting through the state makes anti-blackness worse because it erases the existence
of the black body – the state forecloses the possibility of humanity for those in the
Wilderson, award-winning author of Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid. He is one of two Ame...
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