Where is that place where what should not ‘happen to nobody’ happens every day? Why is it that, in so many places found in every corner of the global space, so many human beings face that which ‘no one deserves’?
—Ferreira da Silva (2009, p. 212)
You better understand White people’s fantasies because tomorrow they’ll be legislation
—Jared Sexton, invoked by Frank Wilderson (2020)
I have only one solution: to rise above this absurd drama that others have staged around me
—Fanon (2013, p. 153)
This is America. Don’t catch you slippin’ now.
—Childish Gambino, This is America (2018)