October 20, 2021

Critical Conversations No. 11 – “Whiteshift,” Or The The Dynamics Of Race And Populism With Eric Kaufmann

The following is the video and written transcript of an online interview and Zoom seminar with Eric Kaufmann, Professor of Political Science at Birkbeck College of London. Prof. Kaufmann is an internationally distinguished demographer and researcher and a gentle critic of the excesses of Critical Race Theory. The following session took place on Sept.28, 2021 […]

The Latino Case For Race And Class Fusion – A Conversation With Ian Haney Lopez, Part 2 (Interview)

Ian F. Haney López is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of a number of influential books in critical race theory including White By Law: The Legal Construction of Race (New York University Press, 1997) and Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Wrecked the […]

The Latino Case For Race And Class Fusion – A Conversation With Ian Haney Lopez, Part 1 (Interview)

Ian F. Haney López is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of a number of influential books in critical race theory including White By Law: The Legal Construction of Race (New York University Press, 1997) and Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals […]

Gnosticism And The Contemporary Production Of Race (Jacob Vangeest)

“Blackness is not only that which relates to the constitutive outside of any social bond—whether that outside be excluded or included is secondary—but also that which relates to the undoing or unraveling of every social bond” -Jared Sexton, “On Black Negativity” Carl Schmitt defines the Greek nomos as the cutting up of the World through […]

Global Anthropogenesis And The Black Messianic Animal, Or Relation’s Ban Of Contact With The Ruptured Flesh Of The Earth, Part 2 (Andrew Santana Kaplan)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. It is nonetheless instructive for me to engage Meyer’s project as a means of elaborating and contradistinguishing my notion of the black messianic animal—especially as a messianic thought singularly subtracted from its usual attendant logics of eschatological redemption. Before proceeding […]

Global Anthropogenesis And The Black Messianic Animal, Or Relation’s Ban Of Contact With The Ruptured Flesh Of The Earth, Part 1 (Andrew Santana Kaplan)

The following is the first of a two-part series. The ban is a form of relation. But precisely what kind of relation is at issue here, when … the terms of the relation seem to exclude (and, at the same time, to include) each other? … The ban is … the simple positing of relation […]