KL: André Keet: Racism’s Knowledge/Culture. Is a Critical Decolonial Project Possible?
Jul 02, 2019
from 06:00 to 08:00
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Racism’s Knowledge/Culture. Is a Critical Decolonial Project Possible?
Knowledge belongs to racism, and this proprietary relationship exercises steering power over cultural meaning-making processes. This is the straightforward thesis I am exploring here. Though the racism-knowledge nexus and its expression within scholarship and the academy has been a topic of academic interest for many decades, it has been dominated by debates on how racism ‘frames’ knowledge that centers the white, western subject. Another prevailing trend focuses on racism within the disciplines and its disciples, the academy, and the reproductive racialized outcomes of university education. However, my argument, is not simply that racism is inscribed into knowledge systems, but that racism provides the conceptual and pragmatic coordinates for knowledge. This disorder, so I suggest, needs to be tackled head-on to unburden the considerable possibilities for a critical, decolonial knowledge project.
// Prof. André Keet (Mandela University, South Africa)