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Wilderson, award-winning author of Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid. He is one of two Americans to hold elected office in the
African National Congress and is a former insurgent in the ANC’s armed wing, 2010 (Frank B. III “Introduction: Unspeakable Ethics” Red,
White, & Black: Cinema and the Structure of U.S. Antagonisms, Pg 31-32) GG Black slavery is foundational to modern Humanism’s ontics because “freedom” is the hub of Humanism’s infinite
conceptual trajectories. But these trajectories only appear to be infinite. They are finite in the sense that they are predicated on the
idea of freedom from… some contingency that can be named, or at least conceptualized. The contingent rider could
be freedom from patriarchy, freedom from economic exploitation, freedom from political tyranny (for example, taxation
without representation), freedom from heteronormativity, and so on. What I am suggesting is that first, political discourse recognizes
freedom as a structuring ontologic and then it works to disavow this recognition by imagining freedom not...
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- Spring '14