Praxis and Capital

Blackness and Imperialist White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy

“That invisibility to which I refer occurs because of a peculiar disposition of the eyes of those with whom i come in contact. A matter of the construction of their inner eyes, those eyes with which they look through their physical eyes upon reality” -Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man

It is impossible to underestimate how saturated the concept of “blackness” is in Imperialist White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy, a term that accurately describes the multiplicity of forces that affect and shape the social environment today. Imperialism is the advanced colonial capacity of governments to exploit people and diasporas, demanding assimilation to a global economic system and deference to military authority. White Supremacy is the racist power dynamic that ideologically, institutionally, and economically values white lives above black, brown, and other non-white people to build, protect, and further strengthen the power and privileges of white people. Under…

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