i wrote about Frank B. Wilderson III's "Afropessimism"
Excellent review and exploration of Frank Wilderson III's "Afropessimism" as bad theory and a death-end, very American ethnocentric politics
"Any system of thought that has refined itself beyond the ability to imagine kinship with the stranded Guatemalan...or...I can’t get over it—with the Native American on whose stolen ancestral ground you live and do your business, is lost in its own fog."
The Afropessimism argument as articulated in this book—“that the state of slavery, for Black people, is structural and permanent. Emancipation is a myth”—will never make sense to me, but ⁦⁩ is an extraordinarily subtle guide through it.