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July 15, 2019

On diversity

Diversity is not necessarily a threat to capitalist modernity.

As a matter of fact, modernity needs difference in order to arrange hierarchical structures of subjects. It would no sooner tolerate equality of subjects than give up the idea of subjecthood.

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What’s scandalous to modernity is not epistemic plurality, intersectionality or the proliferation of ‘identities’; what’s scandalous and shocking to modernity is ‘flow’ or becoming: when ‘things’ melt through the grid-like classifications it needs for the project of stabilizing and fixing the world into place.