An amazing and thoughtful piece by Sneha George on the need to find solidarity as the world is ravaged by fascism in all its forms.
“We must realize that anti-Blackness, ableism, white supremacy, and Indigenous genocide all existed before the pandemic, and they will continue unless we abolish those structures. We must continue the work that will lead us to the world of collective liberation, a world that is, as Jared Sexton puts it, “the landless inhabitation of selfless existence.””
Boundless Conversations for Boundless Liberation: Review of Otherwise Worlds: Against Settler Colonialism and Anti-Blackness edited by King, Navarro, and Smith
Otherwise Worlds: Against Settler Colonialism and Anti-Blackness. Edited by Tiffany Lethabo King, Jenell Navarro, Andrea Smith. Duke University Press, 2020.
[W]e often assume that all of our communities will share similar strategies for liberation. In fact, however, our strategies often run into conflict…We then become complicit in oppressing and colonizing communities from other countries. Meanwhile, people from other countries often adopt the strategy of moving to the United States to advance economically, without considering their complicity in settling on the lands of indigenous peoples that are being colonized by the United States.
— Andrea Smith, “Heteropatriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy,” Color of Violence: The INCITE! Anthology
In the quote above Andrea Smith draws our attention to two major facts: there is an…
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