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‘eRacism’

eRacism is the subordination and domination of difference towards the social production of  ‘sameness’. It is a constant process of configuring social relations such that ‘difference’ is not a socially valid experience or reality in relations of power.  eRaced, ‘difference’ only matters when it is not a factor in expressing or realizing social, economic or […]

eRacism is the subordination and domination of difference towards the social production of  ‘sameness’. It is a constant process of configuring social relations such that ‘difference’ is not a socially valid experience or reality in relations of power.  eRaced, ‘difference’ only matters when it is not a factor in expressing or realizing social, economic or political interest of people whose lives are colored by the ways in which they are and experience difference.

In other words, eRacism delineates obligations for lives coloured by difference to acquiesce to norms, standards, methods, regulations and most importantly reasoning rooted in the historical sedimentation of voracious efforts to subordinate and dominate specific differences of sex, race, gender, sexual orientation, faith and ethnicity.

eRacism is a specific way of knowing advantages gained and sustained by the domination and subordination of difference toward privileging specific equilibriums in social relations of power.

Finally, eRacism describes this blog’s attempt to understand the productions, reproductions and experiences of difference in conflict with privileged equilibriums in social relations of power.

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Curriculum Vitae

Tom L. States PhD Candidate

Fields of Interest: Political Theory, International Relations, Marxist Political Economy

Research Topic: eRacism - Conflicts of Difference

Education History: Williams College, BA Political Science; New York University, MA Politics; York University PhD Candidate

Languages: English, German

Hometown: Greenwood, Mississippi

Words of Wisdom: “IT” is what you are when you are young. Your youth mistakes certainty of the few things that you think you know for knowledge of things that it takes a life time to understand. With time and a few life experiences “IT” becomes the thing you pursue to give your life meaning. Somewhere along the way of having or getting “IT” you ask yourself, ‘Is this “IT”? Panic sets in when you realize that “IT” is your life. Fear and insecurity is that feeling you get when “IT” has not been worth a life time.

Bookshelf

Harvey, David. Justice, Nature, and the Geography of Difference. New York: Longman, 1996.

Fanon, Frantz. Black Skin White Masks. Trans. Charles Lam Markmann. New York: Grove Press. 1967.

Cancian, Francesca M. Gender Politics: Love and Power in the Private and Public Spheres. Gender and the Life Course. Ed. Alice S. Rossi. New York: Aldine, 1985.

Sand, Shlomo. The Invention of the Jewish People. New York: Verso, 2009.

Lay, Shawn. The Invisible Empire In The West: Toward a New Historical Appraisal of the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920's. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2004.

Journal

Carothers, Thomas. Think Again: Civil Society. Foreign Policy Date, (Winter: 1999-2000).

Ober, Josiah. The original meaning of "democracy": Capacity to do things, not majority rule. Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics. American Political Science Association meetings, Philadelphia, (2006).