Your thread is going to die because of the attacks on the "doctrine of Marxism" on a largely Marxist board but this is pretty interesting. Anti-humanist black queer theory. A lot of this stuff is over my head, though. Incidentally I went to an exhibit of queer art awhile ago and was fascinated by these photo compositions by Paul Sepuya, a black gay photographer who uses cameras and mirrors to photograph gay men in various scenes, bodies intermingled in what could be a scene of intimacy but you could also view the pictures as broken, dissected bodies (white and black) that have been chopped apart. I don't know if this is incompatible with Marxism though because you're getting back to the real, physical world -- human bodies as the subject -- at least on some level.
>Thus, the function of blackness as giving form to nothing presents a terrifying problem for whites: they need blacks to affirm their existence, even as they despise the nothingness they represent. By pointing out how all humanism is based on investing blackness with nonbeing -- a logic which reproduces antiblack violence and precludes any realization of equality, justice, and recognition for blacks -- Warren urges the removal of the human from its metaphysical pedestal and the exploration of ways of existing that are not predicated on a grounding in being.
>In my conclusion, I call for an “ontological revolution.” By this, I mean a destruction of the humanist presumptions of agency, freedom, humanity, and equality which structure black aspirations, political hope, and moral virtue. If my book has any impact, I hope it is to commence this destructive procedure -- one designed to unravel all the unreliable fantasies of black humanism. This romance with metaphysics -- its logic, schematization, calculation, and objectification -- continues to cause great disappointment, misery, pain, and intellectual poverty within Black studies. How long will our field remain faithful to a political ontology (theology) endorsing freedom, humanity, and equality in an anti-black world? Despite the growing number of mutilated, violated, and dead black bodies littering the political field, Black studies still remains hopeful that anti-blackness can be reasoned with, debated with, charmed, and defeated. I hope to unsettle this presumption and open the field to the abyss of nothing, the unique burden of black existence.
>Young students and activists are holding Black studies accountable for providing a philosophical/theoretical frame for our existence. Black humanism and metaphysical romance (the dominate philosophical frameworks in Black studies) are no longer convincing. I think the field will begin to take black nihilism seriously because of student unrest and exhaustion. Simply telling our students to “keep hope alive” and “re-imagine humanity and reclaim your agency” is not fulfilling the hunger for an adequate response to anti-blackness.