• A People's History of Trash: On Rejecting Anti-Blackness In the Most Racist City You've Ever Lived In

    2 monthes ago - By Open Space

    Perhaps you know what I affectionately refer to as trash as the precariat: that portmanteau of “precarious” and “proletariat.” Or as the lumpen, the disregarded class whose potential was overlooked by earlier revolutions, but recognized by the Young Lords and the Black Panthers. In short: trash is a political position of abject disenfranchisement, who's not here to make the neoliberal phoenix look good. To be trash is to not be pandered to, or courted. The mythical White Working Class is not trash. To be trash is to be forgotten, disposed of, razed, evicted, poisoned, gaslit. Policed. It...
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