The Quotidian and The Reproduction of Hate

Matthew Teutsch
6 min readMay 8, 2024
Four of Rudolf Höss’s children in the garden of their house outside Auschwitz concentration camp.

After completing her undergraduate degree, Angela Davis set sail for Germany as “Watts was burning” to pursue a graduate degree in philosophy. Upon arriving in West Germany, she looked for a room to rent; however, she kept facing agencies who told her, “Es tut uns leid, aber wir haben keine Zimmer für Ausländer.” Essentially, they told Davis they did not rent rooms to foreigners, and Davis points out that this…

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Matthew Teutsch

Here, you will find reflections on African American, American, and Southern Literature, American popular culture and politics, and pedagogy.