Unformatted text preview: eal so completely as a repository of complete disorder as the Black body. Blackness is the site of absolute dereliction at the level of the Real, for in its magnetizing of bullets the
Black body functions as the map of gratuitous violence through which civil society is possible: namely,
those bodies for which violence is, or can be, contingent. Blackness is the site of absolute dereliction at the
level of the Symbolic, for Blackness in America generates no categories for the chromosome of history, and
no data for the categories of immigration or sovereignty. It is an experience without analog - a past without a heritage. Blackness is the site of absolute
dereliction at the level of the Imaginary, for "whoever says 'rape' says Black" (Fanon), whoever says
"prison" says Black, and whoever says "AIDS" says Black (Sexton) - the "Negro is a phobogenic object"
(Fanon). Identity ID-> Symbolic Violence
There is no way to escape the black identity unless we reorient ourselves towards the end
of the world
George Ciccariello-Maher, Jan, 2010, is a Ph.D. candidate in political theory at the University of California, Berkeley, Jumpstarting the Decolonial Engine:
Why should the identification of the enemy cause such a seismic ontological shift? Because to discover an...
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