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On seeing an Africa beyond our anti-Blackness.

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I challenge you to confront your anti-Blackness both in your immediate interactions with Black people in your position as White folks in the United States. I challenge you do to the same thing in positioning yourself as Americans whose tax money is funding the ongoing colonization of a number of continents, including the African continent. We can't hold ourselves as being as revolutionary as we think if all our politics are tinged with anti-Blackness. Our non-inclusion of the continent in our left politics is a manifestation of anti-Blackness.

Writer Zoé Samudzi examines the blindspots in the Western political imagination when it views Africa - as a continent flattened and dehumanized by our anti-Blackness, and a site of continued economic and military predation by imperialist Western governments - and calls for the left to examine its own internal and international racism problem if it is to find true solidarity with people across the world.

Zoe wrote the article Africa’s Place in the Radical Imagination for ROAR Magazine.

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Zoe Samudzi

Zoé Samudzi is a writer and Medical Sociology PhD student at the University of California, San Francisco.

 

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