Clarke and Thomas organized the book into three parts with sixteen contributing writers. While each part has a have a common thread in relationship to global blackness in a non-linear space, they focus on the following: diasporic movements; geographics of racial belongings; and the legitimacy of popular blackness (10). I found it interesting with all the narratives between transnationalism and the African Diaspora, racial and global politics, and the production...
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...is during the interview between Jensen and Campt. Jensen asked Campt, “Do you feel that you’re black?” (103).
There is no one answer to what it feels like to be black no more than what does it feels like to be white. The issue is there are racial, geographical, and political differences between black communities. I appreciate the editors and the two writers awareness of the intersectionalties of black identity in national and social contexts, which is not always transparent. Even though the transnational experience of living blackness may be similar, we have to consider the differences and not only look to the Western social prejudices. There are different historical narratives and traversities in how transformation of the cultural production of blackness is interpreted. Not all black people can identify with the African Diaspora. I ask again, how do you make gray?
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