Greene-Hayes and James’s “Cracking the Codes of Black Power Struggles: Hacking, Hacked, and Black Lives Matter” (The Black Scholar, Vol 47, No. 3, 2017) #BlackCodeStudies

Greene-Hayes, Ahmad, and Joy James. “Cracking the Codes of Black Power Struggles: Hacking, Hacked, and Black Lives Matter.” Black Code: Special Issue of The Black Scholar, edited by Jessica Marie Johnson and Mark Anthony Neal, 47, no. 3 (July 3, 2017): 68–78.

“First, by saying “#BlackLivesMatter” are we appealing to ourselves or to the master class? Second, are we utilizing “technologies of resistance,” to borrow Tamura Lomax’s term, as protest and/or self-affirmation?3 Third, can the white psyche even understand “Black Lives” and “Matter” in the same breath; those three words together are oxymoronic.”

Source: Cracking the Codes of Black Power Struggles: Hacking, Hacked, and Black Lives Matter: The Black Scholar: Vol 47, No 3