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Che Gossett

Che Gossett is a trans femme writer, an archivist at the Barnard Center for Research on Women and a PhD candidate in trans/gender studies at Rutgers.

A Wild Ass Beyond: ApocalypseRN

I recently revisited the remarkable scene in Frederick Douglass’s narrative, where he and his fugitive comrades are detained and captured. To safeguard their passage, Douglass wrote up passes, knowing, to use Frank Wilderson’s apt phrasing, all whites are “deputized” in the face of the Black, so that any white person could demand to see their “papers.”


The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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