I need to read Sylvia Wynter, I am painfully behind on my Caribbean readings

Race and Phenomenology 

“Locating race in the visible thus produces the experience that racial identity is immutable. This is why race must work through the visible markers on the body, even if those markers are made more visible through learned processes. Visible difference, which is materially present even if its meanings are not, can be used to signify or provide purported access to a subjectivity through observable, ‘‘natural’’ attributes, to provide a window on the interiority of the self—“

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Race and Phenomenology 

“Merleau-Ponty claims that ‘‘when we speak of the flesh of the visible, we do not mean to do anthropology, to describe a world covered over with our own projections’’ (1962, 136; emphasis added). In other words, the visible is not merely an epiphenomenon of culture, and thus precisely lies its value for racialization. We may need to be trained to pick out some features over others as the most salient to identity, but those features nonetheless have a material reality”

Looking for advice 

@zzz !

I think too I’m wondering if I’m being too harsh already but alas

Looking for advice 

What do you do when you know you have to read a text that is foundational.. but that you know you’ll disagree with most of it and it is going to be a chore to get thru?

Any ideas?

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Would scholar folks be interested in doing teach ins about our areas of specialty sometime? I'd love to learn from y'all during this Inside Time

I think I'm going to stop trying to force the 'writing then reading as I go' method that I've done.

Going to try to organize my flow a bit differently. Going to try to just relax and do reading this week and then next week write. Let the information marinate a bit. I'll see how this works out.

Are most PhD students having to buy journals (i.e. Small Axe from Duke press) or are they able to access them for free via their uni's?

Covid aside, I need to up my game as a PhD student and reach out more.

It's hard bc I dont do well with that kind of thing but alas, its a must

trawling thru the journal Small Axe bc its literally what I need right now

Writing woes-PhD 

Something that preoccupies me is audience and readers. I have an audience from my art practice, but there are then readers who exist outside of that, who will engage w my work.

Firstly, I preface this by saying I want my thesis to stand as a body of work that has relevance outside of the academy. (the way I hope LSL does)

So I have to be mindful of readers of the work & I dont want this to be solely for the white gaze, never do. But when accused of such, its hard to shake off

PhD Thesis update 

I have finished about 85% of part one of my thesis, which is all methodology.

My main director still needs to send more corrections, so the final chapter I've only outlined.

Feels amazing and frightening and weird to see it already start to come along. But also nerve wracking because many corrections are yet to come.

Marathon, not a race. Altho I want to be perfect the first time but I kno thats impossible.

thanks to the ppl the other day that answered my question about external phd directors!

i did a bit more asking around and all things considered i feel less stressed about it.

appreciate it!

question abt external phd directors 

so i work with black studies, indigenous & latine studies

also phenomenology and artistic research.

but my current director has suggested i find a second director that works more with black/latine phenomenology, & that'll probably be someone more USA based vs Spain.

I've no idea how to approach professors in USA abt asking them to be a director or what the protocol for that is; pay, etc. ..

any help at all?? i dont know well the bureaucracy of academia

With the term 'white priority' , I designate white people sense of coming before people of color, a felt sense that tends to be shared by white people of all classes in America. [sic] They are unconscious because most white people find it personally and socially difficult to think of themselves as engaging the world in ways that perpetuate unjust advantages for white people and that contribute to the oppression of people of color

Shannon Sullivan

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police violence, anti-black racism, in Chile 

If you want to know about other country's situation:

In Chile, police were and are very violent against protestors.

Obviously there are black people here, immigrants and chileans, but it looks like we never talk about them in our media? Even alternative sources, not only our local journalism giants.

Chilean media has talked about USA's BLM. But ignores local black people's problems, specially when are originated from anti-black racism.

I've seen Chile Despertó in general doesn't really mention them or fight for them, considering the movement is very anti-police and black people are the first target of police.

Police probably are extra violent to them, if they are extra violent in USA, they are here, police is the same everywhere. (And Chile always wanted to follow USA's steps).

Chilean anti-black racism may be more subtle than USA's (or we are just blatantly ignoring it and because media doesn't mention it, we think we are fine) but it is dangerous. It is bigotry.

Chile is anti-black. We can't say we woke up if we won't fight for everyone's rights, but only ours. Black Lives Matter everywhere. It's time to stop all this abuse.

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Masto meta question :BoostOkay: 

Hey who's in charge of Mastodon documentation?

The documentation at the following link does not provide any information about whether a user's domain block means that people on the blocked domain will be able to view/interact with the blocking user's posts

docs.joinmastodon.org/user/mod

So how do independent domain blocks work here?

If I block a domain, do they still have the ability to see what I'm doing? Or is it just a piece of mind for me as the user that blocked, ie, I dont see them on my TLs or when they interact with my posts?

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thinking about all the colleges releasing statements about blm that are simultaneously leaving students who couldn't go home when campuses shut down -- many many many of whom are bipoc, undocumented, queer, homeless, first gen/low income -- struggling with housing and food insecurity over the summer

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