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Unformatted text preview: e Slave is of the world. The onus is not on one who posits the
Master/Slave dichotomy, but on the one who argues there is a distinction between Slaveness and Blackness.
How, when, and where did such a split occur? The woman at the gates of Columbia University awaits an
answer. The promotion of civil society and institutional ethics creates a state of emergency
Wilderson, Professor UCI, 2003 (Frank B., “The Prison Slave as Hegemony’s (Silent) Scandal”, Soc Justice
30 no2 2003, Accessed 8-4-12, MR)
In The Wretched of the Earth, Fanon makes two moves with respect to civil society. First, he locates its
genuine manifestation in Europe - the motherland. Then, with respect to the colony, he locates it only in
the zone of the settler. This second move is vital for our understanding of Black positionality in America and
for understanding the, at best, limnitations of radical social movements in America. For if we are to follow
Fanon's analysis, and the gestures toward this understanding in some of the work of imprisoned intellectuals,
then we have to come to grips with the fact that, for Black people, civil society itself- ra...
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- Spring '14