Walter Mignolo

Thoughts on modernity/coloniality, geopolitics of knowledge, border thinking, pluriversality, and the decolonial option.

Trayvon Martin: Remembering James Baldwin addressing the topic ¨Has the American Dream Been Achieved at the Expense of the American Negro?¨ Cambridge, 1965

To the ongoing debate on Trayvon Martin and the ongoing racism and supremacy, i invite you to listen to James Baldwin thrilling speech, a speech that got Cambridge Students audience on their feet after being mesmerized and glued to his words and body during 22 or so minutes of Baldwin brilliancy. If you do not have time to watch the 58 minutes, which is worthwhile, even to hear the pathetic sort of discourse by William F Buckley:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFeoS41xe7w

¨The day  that that will be achieved, it will be a great day for Western Civilization¨ are, approximately, the closing words of his speech.

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