It is not my objective here to simply restate an

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: or the colored] are zoological terms. He speaks of the yellow man’s reptilian motions, of the stink of the native quarter, of breeding swarms, of foulness, of spawn, of gesticulations. When the settler seeks to describe the native fully in exact terms he constantly refers to the bestiary. (Fanon 1968, p. 42) Critical White Studies and the Riddle(s) of Critical Race Theory Du Bois’s critique of white supremacy also hits head-on the issue of white personhood and black (or people of color) subpersonhood. He asserted: “They [the colored and colonized] are not simply dark white men. They are not ‘men’ in the sense that Europeans are men.” Whiteness and maleness are prerequisites for personhood in the world that modernity made. A person, in this world, is one who is rational, self-directing and morally and legally equal with a white male. Since white males created the laws of this world, none but white males are equal and given moral, legal and extralegal consideration. Therefore, as the Dred Scott decision demonstrates, “a black man has no rights which a white man is legally bou...
View Full Document

This document was uploaded on 03/26/2014.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online