The Threat of Race

"Wonderfully readable and thoroughly radical"– Achille Mbembe

The Threat of Race by David Theo Goldberg Now available from Blackwell Publishing and Amazon.com

Tuesday October 14, 2008

Europe

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For Europeans generally, race is not, or really is no longer. European racial denial concerns wanting race in the wake of World War II categorically to implode, to erase itself. This is a wishful evaporation never quite enacted, never satisfied. A desire simultaneously frustrated and displaced. As diffuse as they are, racist implications linger, silenced but assumed, always already returned and haunting. Buried, but alive. Odorless traces but suffocating in the wake of their nevertheless denied diffusion.



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