Hapticalismo: Hip-Hop

The video begins with a police helicopter hunting Black people over the Marcy Housing projects in New York City. This was the childhood home of the billionaire artist, Jay-Z. The hunters begin chasing two groups of suspects, only to discover that the only thing they have stolen is a moment of joy on a hot summer night in the ghetto.

O vídeo começa com um helicóptero da polícia que caça negros sobre os projetos da Marcy Housing em Nova York. Esta era a casa do bilionário negro Jay-Z. Os caçadores federais começam a perseguir dois grupos de suspeitos, apenas para descobrir que a única coisa que eles realmente roubaram é um momento de alegria em uma noite quente de verão em subúrbia.

Hapticality: The burden of state violence is a hull, a space within the undercommons where we can feel each other across the Atlantic- touching each other. Wearing our souls on the outside.

Hapticalismo: O fardo da violência do estado é um casco, um espaço dentro Undercommon / Quilombo / Maroonage, onde podemos nos sentir do outro lado do Atlântico — tocando um ao outro. Nós usamos nossas almas do lado de fora da nossa pele.

The  boy accepts a quest from his beloved leader. The dragon’s white flame burns and licks the boys cool head as he makes his true path through the abyss.

O menino aceita uma missão de seu amado líder. A chama branca do dragão queima e lambe a cabeça fria dos garotos enquanto ele faz seu verdadeiro caminho através do abismo.

In May 2018, 14 year old Marcos Vinícius da Silva was killed by Rio de Janeiro Civil Police. They shot him from a helicopter as he was walking from school. His blood stained school uniform became a symbol for police terror and corruption.

… public officials of the judicial system of Los Angeles routinely used the acronym NHI to refer to any case involving a breach of the rights of young Black males who belong to the jobless category of the inner city ghettos. NHI means “no humans involved.” Stephen Jay Gould argues that “systems of classification direct our thinking and order our behaviors.” By classifying this category as NHI these public officials would have given the police of Los Angeles the green light to deal with its members in any way they pleased.

Sylvia Wynter’s “No Humans Involved: An Open Letter to My Colleagues, 1994

Alice Walker diz: “A questão mais importante do mundo é:“ Por que a criança está chorando? ”… Para as crianças negras, a resposta mais importante pode ser que elas choram porque não podem ser crianças.

Artigo: “A essência da inocência: conseqüências da desumanização das crianças negras” — Phillip Atiba Goff

Alice Walker says, “The most important question in the world is, “Why is the child crying’?” …for Black children, the most important answer may be that they cry because they are not allowed to be children at all.

Article: “The Essence of Innocence: Consequences of Dehumanizing Black Children” — Phillip Atiba Goff

Music video for Marcy Me, a song by Jay-Z from the album 4:44. Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie Star: Malachi Butler

Harney, S., & Moten, F. (2013). The undercommons: Fugitive planning and black study.

 © 2020 Sed Miles

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