It’s back to our regular programming with just Brendane and Alyssa getting deep into atmospheric anti-blackness, “natural” disasters, and the Texas Deep Freeze. Our What’s the Word? is anti-blackness where we explain why the term racism doesn’t fully capture the experiences of Black people in the diaspora and how Renaissance and Enlightenment philosophers finessed the category of human. For What We’re Reading, we discuss the final chapter of Christina Sharpe’s brilliant work In the Wake entitled “The Weather” and get into the importance of Black redaction and annotation in the wake of disaster. In our final segment, What in the World?! (see content warning below), we discuss the 1902 volcanic eruption of Mount Pelée in Martinique, Hurricane Katrina, the Texas Deep Freeze and why white people are so concerned about Ted Cruz leaving Man’s best friend behind. We also address the calls for solidarity among increased anti-Asian violence – TL;DR: Bring the fight to the whites.
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Discussed this week:
In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (Christina Sharpe, 2016)
“Call It What It Is: Anti-Blackness” (kihana miraya ross, 2020)
Alyssa on the Just Three Podcast (Center for the Study of Social Difference, 2021)
Transcript will be available on our website here.