Islamic Counter-Racist Thought Food #58

Peace Be Unto Those Who Follow Right Guidance.

Consider this:

History is a shifting, problematic discourse, ostensibly about an aspect of the world, the past, that is produced by a group of present-minded workers (overwhelmingly in our culture salaried historians) who go about their work in mutually recognisable ways that are epistemologically, methodologically, ideologically and practically positioned and whose products, once in circulation, are subject to a series of uses and abuses that are logically infinite but which in actuality generally correspond to a range of power bases that exist at any given moment and which structure and distribute the meanings of histories along a dominant-marginal spectrum. (pp.31-32)

Extract taken from Re-thinking History by Keith Jenkins (London: Routledge, 2003).

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Islamic Counter-Racist Thought Food #57

Peace Be Unto Those Who Follow Right Guidance.

Consider the following ‘biting’ critique of the ‘ontological turn’ within contemporary European / Eurocentric thought:

Critique of Speculative Realism etc. by Zakiyyah Iman Jackson.JPG

Extract taken from Jackson, Z.I. (2015) Outer Worlds: The Persistence of Race in Movement ‘Beyond The Human’. GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and  Gay Studies 21 (2-3): Queer Inhumanisms. Edited by Mel Y. Chen and Dana Luciano, pp.215-218.

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TALK: The Decolonial Question Concerning Computing

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DRSMADr Syed Mustafa Ali, Lecturer in the School of Computing and Communications at The Open University (UK), delivered a talk entitled “The Decolonial Question Concerning Computing” at the Can Science Be Decolonised? conference which was organised by KCL WiSTEM (Women in STEM), KCL IFemSoc (Intersectional Feminism Society) & KCL BSA (Bioscience Students’ Association), and held at the Waterloo Campus of Kings College London (KCL) on 18-19 March 2017.

  • Interested viewers with FB access can access a video recording of the talk from here.
  • Interested readers can view / download a copy (PDF format) of the slides from here.
  • Recordings of presentations by all conference speakers are available from here.

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Islamic Counter-Racist Thought Food #56

Peace Be Unto Those Who Follow Right Guidance.

Consider this:

The history of racial capitalism .. is a history of wages as well as whips, of factories as well as plantations, of whiteness as well as blackness, of “freedom” as well as slavery.

Extract taken from “To Remake the World: Slavery, Racial Capitalism, and Justice” by Walter Johnson.

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“Whitey on Mars” (I didn’t Say That)

Peace Be Unto Those Who Follow Right Guidance.

The late black soul and jazz poet, Gil Scott-Heron, famously rapped about “Whitey on The Moon”:

But it seems that the moon does not suffice as a site for exploration [=colonization] by Racist Man and/or Woman:

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Interesting to note that the following article which appears as shown in the graphic above when one visits the link below: Continue reading

Islamic Counter-Racist Thought Food #55

Peace Be Unto Those Who Follow Right Guidance.

Consider this:

The ‘algorithmic turn’ is a historical phase (‘iteration’) within an arguably algorithmic project – White Supremacy (Racism) under colonial modernity – and we need to understand the history of the present, the ‘now’ (Latin modus as in ‘modernity’) in order to be able to chart / forge Islamic future(s).

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