Racism is a practice of abstraction, a death-dealing displacement of difference into hierarchies that organize relations within and between the planet’s sovereign political territories. Racism functions as a limiting force that pushes disproportionate costs of participating in an increasingly monetized and profit-driven world onto those who, due to the frictions of political distance, cannot reach the variable levers of power that might relieve them of those costs. Indeed, the process of abstraction that signifies racism produces effects at the most intimately ‘sovereign’ scale, insofar as particular kinds of bodies, one by one, are materially (if not always visibly) configured by racism into a hierarchy of human and inhuman persons that in sum form the category ‘human being.’

Ruth Wilson Gilmore, “Fatal Couplings of Power and Difference: Notes on Racism and Geography.” (via lowendtheory)

—I love Ruth Gilmore’s work!

(via derica)

This was posted 1 year ago. It has 38 notes and 0 comments.
  1. ephemeralia reblogged this from lowendtheory
  2. theanimalnamesofplants reblogged this from thickas-s-thieves
  3. thickas-s-thieves reblogged this from lowendtheory
  4. theory-party reblogged this from lowendtheory
  5. lifebeforethefiasco reblogged this from derica
  6. kameelahwrites reblogged this from derica
  7. artquotesforapplication reblogged this from derica
  8. lifeinthemargin reblogged this from lowendtheory
  9. singkrenisite reblogged this from lowendtheory
  10. vagabondaesthetics reblogged this from derica
  11. boringalien reblogged this from derica
  12. whiteenslavement reblogged this from derica
  13. derica reblogged this from lowendtheory
  14. busylittledyings reblogged this from lowendtheory
  15. femmefag reblogged this from lowendtheory
  16. lowendtheory posted this