Terms You Need to Know: March 2021

terms to know

Necropolitics: Systemic subjugation, determining who lives or dies. Philosopher and political theorist  Joseph-Achille Mbembe is considered the concept’s originator. One use of the term is in discussions about why Black and Brown communities are vaccinated at lower rates than White people despite evidence that the virus sickens and kills members of these groups disproportionately.

SPACs: Or Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, one of Wall Street’s hottest crazes had a record month in Feb. A dangerous proposition for all but the richest investors, which includes celebs, athletes and hedgefund honchos. With so much  money in search of resting places–SPACs must merge with public companies or go bust–communicators are advised to have statements ready.    

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