Barnoor Hesse – Raceocracy: How the racial state of exception proves the racial rule

Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by Green College. Dr. Barnor Hesse. Associate Professor of African American Studies, Political Science and Sociology, Department of African American Studies, Northwestern University. ‘Raceocracy: How the racial state of exception proves the racial rule’. The talk is based on the forthcoming: ‘Creolizing the Political: Race Governance and Black Politics’. It seeks to rethink the meaning of race and racism in relation to questions of western governance; and secondly, to identify a theoretical framework in which to understand ‘Black politics’ as a series of interventions and practices irreducible to the bodies of the populations who produce those practices and interventions. This lecture is part of the ongoing Green College lecture series, “Law and Society.”

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