Racial space is part of the intimate social link between race and space. Historically, longstanding roots of the race-space connection exist in the process of imperialism and colonialism. However, despite this history, there is still need to clarify and assess this relationship in light of the present historical moment in which claims of color-blindness and discourses of racism obscure the materiality of the body and the racist experience. In the following discussion, I will show how situating the racial experience within the space in which it occurs provides a more comprehensive account of how race continues to function in the 21st century.
|Keywords:||Race, Space, Micro-aggression, Racial Space, Color-blindness|
PhD Student, School of English, Communication and Performance Studies, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia