risks of being an intellectual

We read a piece on Franz Fanon by Robert Stam for class tonight. It grabbed my attention more than the other articles in this reader, Multiculturalism, Postcoloniality, and Transnational Media, because it describes applications of psychoanalysis deployed by Fanon. It also brings to mind the way we are being taught to pick apart and critique academics – Fanon is accused of a gender bias and homophobia. One day (we hope!), we will be the subjects of such scrutiny. It continues to challenge and puzzle me about how we can prepare each other against future exposures by addressing and dealing with the evidence of such oversights (which I conceive of as typically unintended)

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