Black Survival in the Uchromatic Dark

What does it mean to be abandoned to life? Two drowned little boys in Staten Island await an answer. The face of their mother, Glenda Moore, caught by media cameras as she approached their lifeless bodies, forces us to witness that which cannot be witnessed, to bear that which cannot be borne, and to affect that which cannot be affected: the violent relatedness into which blackness and whiteness are thrown.

You can read my article on Hurricane Sandy and the post-disaster recovery over at The Feminist Wire.

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