“Race remains the dark matter, the often invisible substance…”

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[R]ace remains the dark matter, the often invisible substance that in many ways structures the universe of modernity. […] But despite the best efforts of both political authorities and astronomers (I mean, politicians and social scientists) to render it invisible, it keeps exerting a tremendous gravitational force: on political economy, globalization, enlightenment, identity, subject/object, and social theory itself!

From Howard Winant (2012), “The Dark Matter,” Ethnic and Racial Studies, 35:4, 600-607.

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“Race remains the dark matter, the often invisible substance…”

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