Cannibalizing Race: Screening (Anti) Blackness in India

Cannibalizing race examines how waves of migrants from Africa to urban India (Delhi, Bombay, and Bangalore) produce new meanings around race, racism, and anti-blackness in India. In documenting the experiences of Black expatriates living in India, one of the major provocations of this new research project is to further understand what anti-black racism and race mean when whites and whiteness are (somewhat) decentered from conversations. Cannibalizing Race draws on an unwieldy archive of ethnography, newspaper reports, digital content (memes, posts, whatsapp forwards), as well as gossip and rumors to examine the different figurations of blackness and black people in quotidian conversations in India.