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For the next discussion we will be reading “Eating the Other: Desire and Resistance” by bell hooks, which is a chapter from her 1992 book Black Looks: Race and Representation.
This text analyzes how blackness is viewed by white people as being more intense, authentic, and therefore threatening. A commodified form of blackness is sought after because it is seen as more pleasurable.
You can pick up a free copy the text at Boxcar Books for two weeks prior to its discussion, or read it online
This is the second in a series of discussions we will have about anti-blackness throughout September and October. By sharpening our ideas, we hope to better fight against racism and this monstrous society that it is deeply woven into.