“Shame… is multigenerational”
“The shame is that my very existence is predicated on the genocide of indigenous peoples and the enslavement of Black human beings and the afterlife of that social death. As a beneficiary of American wealth, I’m living off the initial primitive accumulation of slave labor. Even if I don’t choose it, I live in a world (a very important concept in my work that I take from Laruelle) that says, “you aren’t black, so you can move through this space unharassed.” That’s fucking shameful. My very existence in the schema of recognition is predicated on the (mis)recognition of the Black men and women I inhabit the world with.