Dr. João H. Costa Vargas Discuses Anti-Blackness From Brazil To The U.S. On The Season 2 Finale Of Ikonoklast Speaks!
On the season 2 finale of IKONOKLAST SPEAKS!, the Ikonoklast is joined by renowned radical scholar Dr. João H. Costa Vargas to discuss the conditions of African people in the Diaspora from the U.S. to Brazil, and what it means for African people in the context of U.S. Imperialism in decline. João H. Costa Vargas is assistant professor in the Center for African and African American Studies and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin. He is the author of two critically acclaimed books, Catching Hell In The City Of Angels: Life And Meanings Of Blackness In South Central Los Angeles and Never Meant to Survive: Genocide and Utopias in Black Diaspora Communities.
“White supremacy and anti-Black racism happen both because of what We and others do as well as what We and others don’t do. Consequently, silence, inaction, and ignorance are as genocidal as the most overt racist acts and thoughts.” Never Meant to Survive: Genocide and Utopias in Black Diaspora Communities (page 17)
“In Brazil, for example, even though my racialized identity is ambiguous, my social class amplifies the White characteristics while defusing the Black ones. If, however, I were to be assumed poor and without education, the reverse would happen and my Black traits would become dominant.” Catching Hell In The City Of Angels: Life And Meanings Of Blackness In South Central Los Angeles (page 32)
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