Frantz Fanon's Political Thought on Tabula Rasa A Recommendation for
Fanon’s political thought on tabula rasa is highly still in demand by
the racialised subjects who continue to daily experience racial
injustice. Uniquely, his political thought on how the racialised black
subjects should be free, is still relevant to contemporary politics in a
sense that it resonates with the current political and racial problems.
Fanon remains distinctive in his dialectics, as his dialectics have the
potential to create the conditions for existential lives for the
racialised black subjects. Using qualitative as an approach, this
article justifies such a distinctiveness based on the fact that Hegel’s
and Marx’s dialectics are limited to an end, while Fanon’s dialectics
are renewal and continual—linked to an enduring struggle. This is the
recommended struggle—a highway for racialised black subjects to
durable racial justice for all. Based on the fact that tabula rasa is
explained as a potential tool for the creation of a new beginning and
new humanism, this article elucidates that genuine and durable racial
justice for all cannot happen without the intervention of tabula rasa.
Why? Because, for Fanon, tabula rasa disposes of the minimum of what the
oppressed and racialised subjects have willed, called for, or demanded.