The Fact of Blackness (1952)

1946-1989, Black, Colonized, Date, Defining the Enemy, History/Theory, Subjectives of Refusal, Theory, White Supremacy

Frantz Fanon was a French West Indian political philosopher whose work focused on post-colonial studies, decolonization, critical theory, and Marxism. In this work, Fanon works to theorize the way that different identity-based “schema” operate on an individual’s experience in the world. Specifically, Fanon focuses on the idea of “bodily schema” and the idea that black individuals have none, as a result of the historical-racial schema that prevents society from viewing black individuals as singular as opposed to representations of their race.