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Unformatted text preview: xchanged. Racialization Non-humans Those who are denigrated exist – are in the world but not a part of the world, they are subjects under erasure George Ciccariello-Maher, Jan, 2010, is a Ph.D. candidate in political theory at the University of California, Berkeley, Jumpstarting the Decolonial Engine: In his seminal first book Black Skin, White Masks, Fanon sets out to analyze the structure of anti-Black racism and how best to confront it. Operating within-but-against fundamental barrier to inter-racial recognition: racialized subjects, according to Fanon, lack what he calls "ontological resistance in the eyes of the white man."3 Black subjects are seen but not seen; they exist but they are not (human). This is what philosopher Lewis Gordon deems "the hellish zone of nonbeing," "a zone neither of appearance or disappearance." 4 Not only does this "below-Otherness" render politics—as publicity5—impossible, but the same applies for ethics: "damnation means that the black (or better, the blackened) lives the irrelevance of innocence… the absence of a Self-Other...
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