Thursday, October 17, 2013

Quote 10/17/13

"What happens when, instead of becoming enraged and shocked every time a black person is killed in the United States, we recognize black death as a predictable and constitutive aspect of this democracy? What will happen then if instead of demanding justice we recognize (or at least consider) that the very notion of justice-indeed the gamut of political and cognitive elements that constitute formal, multiracial democratic practices and institutions-produces or requires black exclusion and death as normative?"
--Joy A. James and Joao Costa Vargas, "Refusing Blackness as Victimization: Trayvon Martin and the Black Cyborgs" (193)

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