Blogpost: Tadhg Kwasi on “Redefining Blackness: Abolish or Reclaim?”

“What does black mean to you?
What instantly comes to mind when you think of blackness?”

Check out this recent blogpost by Sheffield student Tadhg Kwasi on “Redefining Blackness”. In it, Kwasi refers to authors like Fanon and Du Bois and asks questions about what blackness means in the the context of our current society, thinking about the questions of what “should we do with blackness?”

“Do we abolish it and leave it to the whirlwinds of history? Never to utter the word black, to forget and leave all that trauma behind. I wish it were as simple as that. Blackness is a thing that has gained permanence, it is impossible to be or be thought as otherwise.”

Make sure to give the full article a read!