Author Archives: Ornette D Clennon

About Ornette D Clennon

Composer, Musician, NCCPE Public Engagement Ambassador. Dr Clennon is also a Visiting Research Fellow in the Research Centre for Social Change: Community Wellbeing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Professor at the Federal University of the Amazonas.

The Conversation, Anthill 20, podcast: Myths — Critical Race and Ethnicity Research Cluster, 13.12.17

Dr Ornette D Clennon At around 18:06, I talk about polygenism, scientific racism and their persistence in contemporary thinking, as we fight against the rise of white supremacy. Please click on the image. via The Conversation, Anthill 20, podcast: Myths — … Continue reading

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United Nations Human Rights meeting to be addressed by Visiting Research Fellow 16.11.17 – UPDATED: 26.11.17

UPDATE: 26.11.17 Here is a video of my statements from the ‘recognition’ and ‘development’ sessions, where I argue for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)-recognition of the activities of Supplementary Schools (grassroots community education enterprises) and the SDG-reporting on the social … Continue reading

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Activist Scholarship in Human Rights: New Challenges, SAS, London, 28.6.17 — Critical Race and Ethnicity Research Cluster, 6.7.17

Academic Lead: Dr Ornette D Clennon I was honored to be invited to give an opening panel paper for this conference. The Storify of the sessions that I attended can be read, here. via Activist Scholarship in Human Rights: New Challenges, … Continue reading

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Proposal for the United Nations WGEPAD 20th session, “Leaving no one behind, people of African descent and the Sustainable Development Goals” 11.4.17

Academic Leads: Dr Michael McEachrane, Dr Ornette D Clennon, Professor Robbie Shilliam and Esther Ojulari Here is our United Nations proposal for action to recognise the structural legacies of colonialism that we submitted to The UN Working Group of Experts … Continue reading

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Racial inequality is still a massive problem in Greater Manchester – and these are the facts that prove it, 13.3.17

Here is a link to the article in the Manchester Evening News to which I contributed. Based on my critical race scholarship, I talk about the hidden-ness of contemporary institutional racism and its deleterious effects.   Related Posts Book Alert – … Continue reading

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“Who Got the Juice?”: The importance of black hypermasculinity to racial capitalism, 28.1.17

I am very honoured to have taken part in a radio discussion about black hypermasculinity. The show was called “Who Got the Juice?” and was broadcast on Newstyle Radio 98.7 FM We live. Tunes from me faves @LexAmor_, @AyoWrote and … Continue reading

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Community resistance in a neoliberal post-truth era: Is self-care becoming a radical political act? 22.12.16

Also published in The Political Anthropologist Available also, here. Our Colonial Legacy…. In a recent community discussion about Frantz Fanon’s essay Concerning Violence,[1] (as brutally visualised by Goran Olsson’s 2014 eponymous film[2]) I remember arguing why I rejected the idea … Continue reading

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Conversing with Frantz Fanon in the Fade to Black Film Festival, 9.12.16

Racial Capitalism and more I was honored to be asked to give a talk about my thoughts on Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth, as visualised in the film Concerning Violence (directed by Goran Hugo Olsson). My take on Fanon’s masterclass analysis … Continue reading

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Populism, the era of Trump and the rise of the far right, 4.12.16

Several reasons for opening our eyes to the new/old politics of identity Also published openDemocracy here. I am amazed to discover the sheer volume of hand-wringing there is going on about our present political era of Trump, Brexit and the … Continue reading

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Black Hyper-Masculinity, its Interiority and the Importance for Black Leadership and Black Activism: Decolonise not Diversify, 8.10.16 — Critical Race and Ethnicity Research Cluster, 25.10.16

Academic Lead: Dr Ornette D Clennon Micro lectures on black Hypermasculinity, Roadman culture and black activism is ram ! #DecoloniseBrum ft @revkollektiv / @ShardiaBPalmer pic.twitter.com/wowFYaDw1b — Aliyah Hasinah (@AliyahHasinah) October 8, 2016 In my micro lecture, I introduced Frantz Fanon’s … Continue reading

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