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Black in France

The Language and Politics of Race in the Late Third Republic

Jennifer Anne Boittin

This article uses notes generated by France's surveillance of African and Afro-Caribbean migrants during the interwar years to analyze the use black men made of racial terms such as nègre and mulâtre. Although developed before the twentieth century, such racial language was infused with new political, social and cultural meaning after World War I. Workers and intellectuals, often at odds with each other, developed a race consciousness that was both a means of uniting in response to colonialism and a reaction against those within their communities who did not appear anti-imperial enough in their politics. Arguing that racial language expressed the nuances and range of black men's political and ideological stances with respect to the French Empire, this article traces the meanings granted to race and the important role in cultivating their significance played by members of organizations such as the Union des Travailleurs Nègres.

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Black Moves

Moments in the History of African-American Masculine Mobilities

Tim Cresswell

This article builds on previous work on the politics of mobility within the broad remit of mobility studies to ask how such an approach might illuminate the history of black geographies in the United States. 1 As befits a mobilities approach

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Toward Black Girl Futures

Rememorying in Black Girlhood Studies

Ashley L. Smith-Purviance, Sara Jackson, Brianna Harper, Jennifer Merandisse, Brittney Smith, Kim Hussey, and Eliana Lopez

confronted. In her powerful novel, Beloved (1987a), Morrison further complicates how Black people are conditioned to disremember their pasts and move on despite their past pain and trauma that remerge in the present and future. Instead, she offers rememory

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Spatializing Black Girlhood

Rap Music and Strategies of Refusal

Asilia Franklin-Phipps

Introduction In this article, I consider some of the ways in which white supremacy and anti-Blackness constrain Black space and, thereby, Black life, with particular and specific effects on Black girls. Although I understand that age creates

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Whites Cannot Be Black

A Bikoist Challenge to Professor Xolela Mangcu

Keolebogile Mbebe

whether whites can be black. In his essay ‘Whites Can Be Black’, Xolela Mangcu (2015b) argues that whites can be black. However, what makes Mangcu unique is not that a white or black person can transcend race and acquire a national consciousness but his

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Black Girls Swim

Race, Gender, and Embodied Aquatic Histories

Samantha White

In the winter of 1941, a Harlem audience gathered to watch Black girls swim at the West 137th Street Branch of the YWCA. The branch, which served Black girls in New York City, boasted an extensive Physical Education department that included, among

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Alex A. Moulton and Inge Salo

for (White) “Man” and nothing(ness) for Black bodies ( Wynter 1995 , 2003 ). Mutinies at sea and desertions portended the abjurations of destiny of life-as-death and property that would be diversely and vociferously articulated by Blacks in the

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Renata Ferdinand

Introduction I looked at the syllabus that I had so painstakingly put together for Introduction to Black Women Writers. It had all the big names: Audre Lorde; bell hooks; Patricia Hill Collins; and Dorothy Roberts. It had poetry. Even the

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Black as Drought

Arid Landscapes and Ecologies of Encounter across the African Diaspora

Brittany Meché

i have got old in a desert country i am dry and black as drought —Lucille Clifton, ca'line's prayer “Talk of Deserts” In the poem “ca'line's prayer,” Lucille Clifton charts the progression of Black generational memory through

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Black Placemaking under Environmental Stressors

Dryland Farming in the Arid Black Pacific, 1890–1930

Maya L. Shamsid-Deen and Jayson M. Porter

The intimate relationships Black people have maintained with native, wild-type, and domesticated plants is long standing and has profound impacts on society. African peoples were crucial during early plant domestication circa 10,000 years ago and