"It was so much about discontinuity and dysfunction. It was about different groups somehow coming together and the explosion of when that happened. I thought much more about diagonals, as opposed to horizontals or verticals or anything that would lead to continuity of visual experience."
I am so so pleased to announce my first chapbook of poetry, “Absent Mindr,” is going to be published by VERBALVISUAL as an app for iOS mobile and tablet devices next month! A “ch-app” book if you will. To that end I just made a static page for it on my tumblr, so check it out/tumblr it/hold on to yr hats cos this shit is about to buck like fuck!
(exact date, and release party details to follow!)
So it was bfp a while back who first pointed out how talking about white privilege was pretty pointless and that it is so much more useful to focus on white supremacy1. As far as I know, at least for ‘white privilege,’ the canon thing people refer to is Peggy McIntosh’s “Invisible Backpack” article. Beyond the fact that this paper on race, by a white woman, is still considered important introductory material to understanding white supremacy…. people have largely taken what is, at essence, an exercise for self-reflection as some kind of authoritative and critical for understanding how to resist and dismantle white supremacy2. It suffers from the same kind of individualism that much of white rhetoric depends on, even as it is — ironically — meant to be a tool used to highlight how systemic and institutional white supremacy benefits white people. It is still all about ‘consciousness raising,’ leaving the freedom of iapoc at the mercy of white ignorance.