Christina Sharpe, 2016: Lose your kin

79 words by attila written on 2022-04-18, last edit: 2022-04-18, tags: whitenessPrevious post: ttyplotismsNext post: ttyplotisms: the journey continues

Lose your kin is short, powerful and incontrovertible.

Whiteness, then, is a political project. It is distinct from, but often acts in concert with, the political projects of making and sustaining nation, ethnicity, and ethnic nationalisms. Whiteness is a political project and it is also a logic, by which I mean it is a calculus, a way of sorting oneself and others into categories of those who must be protected and those who are, or soon will be, expendable.

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