Search Items Browse All Browse by Tag Search Items Search for Keywords Narrow by Specific Fields AND OR Select Below Title Subject Description Creator Source Publisher Date Contributor Rights Relation Format Language Type Identifier Coverage Audience Education Level Date Available Has Format Requires Mediator Date Created Has Part Extent Instructional Method Date Accepted Has Version Medium Provenance Date Copyrighted Is Format Of Bibliographic Citation Rights Holder Date Submitted Is Part Of Spatial Coverage Date Issued Is Referenced By Temporal Coverage Date Modified Is Replaced By Accrual Method Date Valid Is Required By Alternative Title Accrual Periodicity Access Rights Is Version Of Abstract Accrual Policy License References Audience Table Of Contents Conforms To Replaces Original Format To Bibliography Physical Dimensions CC Duration BCC Compression Number of Attachments Producer Standards Text Director Participants Objectives Interviewer Bit Rate/Frequency Birth Date Materials Interviewee Time Summary Birthplace Lesson Plan Text Location Email Body Death Date URL Transcription Subject Line Occupation Event Type Local URL From Biographical Text ID Title Agent Cultural Context Date Description Inscription Location Material Measurements Relation Rights Source State Edition Style Period Subject Technique Textref Worktype Select Below contains does not contain is exactly is empty is not empty starts with ends with Remove field Add a Field Search by a range of ID#s (example: 1-4, 156, 79) Search By Collection Select Below No Collection Contributor Biographies Curated Research Teaching Materials Search By Type Select Below Dataset Email Event Hyperlink Interactive Resource Lesson Plan Moving Image Oral History Person Physical Object Service Software Sound Still Image Text Website Search By Tags Featured/Non-Featured Select Below Only Featured Items Only Non-Featured Items Search by Exhibit Select Below Search By Subject Select Below The term ‘environmental racism’ calls us to analyze the interrelations of racism and the environment. Instead of illuminating this relation, dominant conceptions both of racism and the environment serve to make it opaque. Consequently, we are called to develop a new philosophical register. My project undertakes this task, beginning with Frantz Fanon’s analysis of racism as a system of violence, one which structures and saturates subjectivity, language, institutions, practices and landscapes. Re-reading Fanon from a position informed by feminist thinkers in critical science studies, decolonial and Black philosophy, I argue that ecological violence is an essential and often overlooked dimension of racist systems. My project teases out the questions this poses for history and temporality; both in terms of tracing the roots of environmental racism, and in terms of its ramifications for futurity in anti-racist and decolonial thought. Following decolonial critiques of modernity, I challenge the dominant presentation of the origin of the current global ecological crisis, which frames enlightenment thought and its legacy in industrialization as intra-European events. Historical and current carbon emissions can be understood as only one element of an ensemble of ecologically violent practices that have slavery and its afterlives as their condition of possibility. This challenges the presentism that animates debates which exclusively focus on the effects of global climate change and complicates the terms that frame climate and environmental justice. My claim is not that what is commonly referred to as ‘the Anthropocene’ cannot be the occasion for a fundamental shift, but rather that such a shift involves investigating its concealed ground in racist systems of thought and practice. I conclude that considering what Rob Nixon has called the ‘slow violence’ of ecological practices in relation to what Saidiya Hartman terms the ‘after-life of slavery’, prompts us to rethink potentialities and practices of freedom.