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Blues and Abstract Truth
professor and upsetter of dark matters: 'ever tried?ever failed? no matter, try again, fail again, fail better' (Samuel Beckett Blues)
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Blues and Abstract Truth 11h
Black Culture is the antithesis of Social Death: Twerking descends from West African spiritual practices. “When whites enslaved them, Africans brought their practices with them to the US, South America & the Caribbean where they syncretized into Blackness”
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Blues and Abstract Truth 12h
Replying to @AdomGetachew
Lol. Exactly. I’m amazed u got that hysterical response given how measured (albeit incisive) your op-Ed was, given what u could have said in light of the overflowing sustained atrocities in the colonial archive. Having said that the response suggests u were definitely on point.
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Blues and Abstract Truth 12h
Replying to @AdomGetachew
I’ve never seen anything quite like this before. It’s a rather curious attempt to concede the human destruction of Black people & African territories under colonialism, slavery & racism while absolving Europe of any historical or contemporary responsibility. A circle squared.
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Blues and Abstract Truth 13h
Replying to @ayodelegirl
👍🏿
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Blues and Abstract Truth 14h
Survey question for white folks who think white privilege doesn’t exist: If u went back to the time of u’re birth & the city where u were born, knowing what u know now, if u had to choose, would u choose to live first 21 years of u’re life as white or black? -Explain your answer
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Blues and Abstract Truth 16h
Replying to @kaseyrae1274
Yes, that was tough to be told & even tougher to hold.
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Blues and Abstract Truth 17h
Replying to @minkmak
U pay your bills?
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Blues and Abstract Truth 18h
Replying to @femtransnat
Yes! I think that’s a better description.
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Blues and Abstract Truth 19h
Replying to @professorlida
My emphasis is a little different. I find it helpful to see the political as that which arises in the institution of the social. It is codified as forms of stratification, identification, law, economy & so on. It is politics which contests or conserves this social sedimentation.
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Blues and Abstract Truth 19h
Toni Morrison left us a year ago today, I always associate her with these words’: “There is really nothing more to say-except why. But since why is difficult 2 handle, one must take refuge in how” -These words question the political, by which I mean the institution of the social.
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Blues and Abstract Truth 19h
I keep waiting for Trump to say, ‘I think I’ve done more for the white community than anybody, with the possible exception of...Jim Crow’
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Blues and Abstract Truth 20h
Replying to @policingblack
🙏🏿
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Blues and Abstract Truth 22h
And his delusions believe in him.
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Blues and Abstract Truth 22h
When Trump says ‘I did more for the Black community than anybody, with possible exception of Abraham Lincoln’, he indulges white supremacist thinking. In the afterlife of slavery where nothing changes till his largesse, its as if Black people are livestock, real estate, property.
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Blues and Abstract Truth 23h
Replying to @ReaserKris
👍🏿
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Blues and Abstract Truth 23h
Replying to @CitizenSE
Your point is well taken!
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Blues and Abstract Truth 24h
Classic Black Texts: In 1993 Cheryl Harris, an Assistant Professor, published one of the founding texts of Critical Race Theory, ‘Whiteness as Property’. Don’t talk about white fragility unless you have read this.
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Blues and Abstract Truth 24h
Trump in interviews looks like an inept, oblivious magician trying to create a ‘wow’ moment. We see the squirrel on his head that doesn’t turn into hair. & then we hear a bird squawking under the weight of his sweaty armpit, which he makes appear but it throws an egg in his face.
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Blues and Abstract Truth Aug 4
They want our voices but not us: “They have cultivated this idea that people who buy records want to idolise someone that looks like them, so this narrative has been pushed that black women don’t sell records, as the majority of the UK don’t look like us.”
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Blues and Abstract Truth Aug 4
I definitely...I’m mean it’s so....the problem is...not at all. That’s why.
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