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Justin Leroy: Race, Finance, and the Afterlife of Slavery

From Social Relations > Property Relations: A Speculative Curriculum

We cannot unthink our relations to property and the ways in which we govern and justify those bonds without also thinking of racialized capitalism and the afterlife of slavery, as Justin Leroy so eloquently does here. Our work is not so simple a matter as to lament that if we could only move from object/property to subject/human, then we could claim to have uprooted the logics which maintain dominance over our capacity to relate, and by proxy produce something like a life. We must also place these logics and practices within a historical continuum as a way to understand how they remain animate after their alleged abolition.

February 19, 2019

Whitney Museum of American Art

Curated by

Anthony Romero