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Unformatted text preview: lackness, his desire for repair and resolution. ‘I did not want this revision’, he says. ‘All I wanted was to be a man among other men’. That is, to
participate in the honourable world of whiteness, to be not animal, bad, mean, and ugly. A desire to not
be slashed, dissected, or cut into slices. Yet, just as it seems that Fanon is situating whiteness on the side of
plentitude, wholeness, security, and integrity (and blackness on the side of lack), he offers a second statement to complicate matters. At the
extreme, I should say that the Negro, because of his body, impedes the closing of the postural schema of the white man — at the point, naturally, at which the black man
makes his entry into the phenomenal world of the white man…(Fanon, 1967, p. 160) So it seems that the white man, too, has trouble with
the solidity of his body, the demarcation of its inside and outside. Whereas the white look tears apart the
black body, the black body, in turn, intrudes upon the corporeal territory of whi...
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