“Racism has no secure foundation because it is incoherent, unjustified, and founded in affect, emotion, or conviction. Yet this underlying affective basis is systemic, structuring and governing for the entire racist complex, making it appear as intelligence, intention, and coherent formal arguments, indeed, as status quo. Racism only ever appears in this way; that is, it appears as what it is not, as something other than it is. It is essentially misleading, suggesting that the underlying affective system operates only to the extent that it does not appear as such. The key point is that all attempts to decipher the cause of racism from its forms of appearance are, as Memmi has it, “wholly insufficient.””—Jared Sexton (2008) Amalgamation Schemes: Antiblackness and the Critique of Multiracialism, p. 27 (via oaluz)
Race is a form of pleasure. Race is racism, it can be nothing else, and there is nothing in race other than the pleasure it occasions. Indeed, race-pleasure is the defining pleasure of our time. Law’s order is the extension of this sadomasochistic pleasure across time and space. “Sadistic”…
“I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’”—Toni Morrison (via medievalpoc)
After dropping her fiery single ‘Heavy Metal and Reflective' a short time ago, finally free from her major record label deal Azealia Banks gave us a glimmer of hope that her debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste, might just drop before the Apocalypse. While either are yet to happen, the singer has shown us that not only is she quite possibly for real this time, but just when you think you know what she’s capable of musically she manages to surprise us.
Listen to her brand new upbeat dance record “Chasing Time”.