The Transnational Consequences of Antiblack Racism and Settler Colonialism on Black Women: From Turtle Island to the Jawara Tribe




Sen, Pia

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The United States is founded upon antiblackness and settler colonialism principles that are a result of a process of the clearing, where the native is made invisible to produce space where violence in excess occurs against black people, particularly black women. However, the exceptionalization of this violence as unique to the Western world (or even as unique to the United States) prevents the recognition that this is a global phenomenon. On a precognitive level, the bodies of black women are hypersexualized, and the geographic isolation of black and indigenous women globally forwards and enables a logic of carcerality and capture where the bodies of black women are consumed (as demonstrated by the plantation, the ghetto, and the reservation(s) that Native and Jawara women can occupy). The recognition of these technologies of violence and tropes of black women are crucial to the formulation of global linkages between black and indigenous people to develop better understandings of how violence operates.

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