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Fanon here, particularly the Fanon who describes (sexual) racism as ‘anomalies of affect’, or the Fanon who
writes, ‘I believe in the possibility of love; that is why [in this socio-diagnostic of racism] I endeavor to trace its imperfections, its perversions’ (Fanon, 1967, p. 42). The imperiled possibility of interracial love, its fragile
balance and potential perfection, square off nobly against the degenerate forces of racism and sexual perversion,
or, more precisely, racism as a form of sexual perversion. Says Fanon, ‘if one wants to understand the racial
situation psychoanalytically… considerable importance must be given to sexual phenomena’ (p. 160). What is
the link between the disturbance of identity engendered by the complexity of sexuality and the ascribed
perversity of sexual racism, taken here as the desire to regulate sexuality in the service of a paranoid
politics of identity? A2 Social Death vs. Social Life
Black social life and agency is within social death
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