I think we need to be alert to the historical context in which we speak about violence, including structural violence. Too frequently we take physical harm and/or killing as the only paradigm of violence. But this can blind us to other forms of violence that involve humiliation and suffering. But what is even more important …

For the #2016classicschallenge I’m trying to read less obviously canonical texts that are nevertheless important. Works by women, people of color, members of the LGBT community. For February, I decided to finally read the anti-/post-colonial text Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon. I’ve had this ebook around for years and so far never actually got …

Biological racism has given way to cultural racism. It is no longer the colour of one’s skin or the shape of one’s nose that are stigmatised, but a certain manner of being. Frantz Fanon, Les Damnés de la terre (via seetheworldanew)