For much of the election season––and throughout the period since November 8––I have returned again and again to a lecture by one of my teachers, George Lipsitz. It was given last year at Princeton’s Department of African American Studies. Chronologically, it is prior to the rise of Trumpism (strictly speaking), but Lipsitz anticipates with characteristic foresight and wisdom the mutation of colorblind racism into a reactionary anti-immigrant, antiblack, and misogynist parliamentary politics.
Discussion in the comments section when and as people wish to exchange ideas or ask questions. (For those who come across this post and series weeks or months in the future: please jump in! This is a long-range project, operating on a week-to-week basis, but also as a conversation to which we can return free from the pressures of following the news cycle).
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