Mandisi Majavu
Mandisi Majavu works on the critical theorisation of anti-black racism. He was born and grew up in apartheid South Africa. He has been researching and writing about race and racism for the past 15 years.
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/ 11 July 2006

The Native Club versus the status quo

In an essay entitled The Dilemma of the Black Intellectual, Cornel West writes of black intellectuals: ”An intelligentsia without institutionalised critical consciousness is blind, and critical consciousness severed from collective insurgency is empty. The central task of … black intellectuals is to stimulate, hasten, and enable alternative perceptions.”