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A lecture by Yannick Marshall, Visiting Professor of African American Studies and Anthropology at Colby College.
Is it possible that sexual gratification is derived from injuring and witnessing the injury of the black body? If the history of black subjection to white power has also and always been a history of sexual violence—if mastery over the black body has also meant an effort to convert the body into a site of pleasure for the master through rape, the prostration and display of the lynched body, minstrelsy, debasement, and incapacitation—are police killings really outside of this tradition? If not, what explains the near absence of discussions of sex and desire in “national conversations” about police killings? Considering cases of negrophobic violence, this talk will make the case for a closer examination of anti-blackness and policing as white supremacist erotophonophilia.
Presented by American Studies, the Multicultural Resource Center, and the Office of Institutional Diversity’s New Scholars Series.
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 6:15pm to 8:00pm
Performing Arts Building, 320
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199
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