Abstract

Racism is an immovable wall. Racism flows like a capillary. In response to the editors’ provocation to think and act anti-racist critique in ways that honour the work of critical race and whiteness studies scholars, I consider in this piece the social cartographies of racism as connected to the mobility of screens. In doing so, I hope to draw out the productive relationships Indigenous sovereignties can bring to the disciplinary field I work in, media studies. In working through the ways race moves us in different directions, the intersections between geography, racism, and racialisation are crucial. How are space and bodies constrained or enabled by racism and race privilege? These spatial mobilities and racial abilities are tied to specific geographical contexts, where the ongoing effects of settler colonisation and imperialism must be recognised in order to understand contemporary social realities and inequalities. As Moana Jackson has poignantly observed, “the racism of space is a prejudice pretending to be neutral” (2017, p. 10).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association eJournal
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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