Introduction to the Forum on Language and Anti‐Blackness

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The co-editors of this special issue thought it was important that we create a space in which language scholars might set our gaze squarely upon the varied ways anti-Blackness/anti/Black racism functions and is foiled, even as we take into account how it is tethered to the rest of White Supremacy's brood and kin (e.g., anti-Indigeneity, anti-Nativeness, Islamophobia, anti-Latinidad, misogyny, heteronormativity, transphobia, ableism, the US carceral state, colonialism, capitalism). Hailing from significantly different intellectual vantage points and personal experiences, the contributors to this forum are scholars of language and meaningmaking who consider an array of practices and structures that sustain anti-Blackness and/or consider those that nourish anti-anti-Blackness.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)258-260
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Linguistic Anthropology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2021


  • anti-anti-Blackness
  • anti-Blackness
  • White supremacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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