We Seek Story

We seek STORY that is meaning-making, provides us with organizing language and helps us navigate our existence with creativity, dexterity, and defiance.

We seek STORY that illuminates our blind spots, re-orients us toward a framework that integrates agency and structure, person and setting, individual and culture.[Erikson, 1968]

We seek STORY that helps us understand our past, deconstruct our present and envision a chromatic black future.

White supremacy in its multiple contemporary mutations and forms is destructive to the psyche and our collective consciousness.

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anti-blackness

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economic nationalism

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white supremacy

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technological and digital colonialism

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disaster capitalism

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patriarchy

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destructive environmental rage

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alt-right statecraft

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far -right militancy

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romanticized violence

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omnipresent surveillance

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racial capitalism

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criminalized migration

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xenophobic rage

What Is The Master Narrative?

In a Bill Moyers interview with Toni Morrison in March of 1990 for his television series A World of Ideas, Morrison explores her definition of the master narrative:

Moyers: I don’t think I’ve ever met a more pathetic character in modern literature than Pecola Breedlove in The Bluest Eye.

Morrison: She has surrendered completely to the so-called “Master Narrative,” the whole notion of what is ugliness, what is worthlessness. She got it from her family; she got it from school; she got it from the movies; she got it from everywhere.

Moyers: The Master Narrative . . . what is . . . that’s life.

Morrison: No. It’s white male life. The Master Narrative is whatever ideological script that is being imposed by the people in authority on everybody else: The Master Fiction . . . history. It has a certain point of view.

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