Monday, March 13, 2017

Lying about the Body (Part 3)



James Baldwin famously claimed that he wasn't "your nigger". He makes some strong points in this video about how the term refers to something that doesn't really exist.

It reminded me of this 1967 article in which even W.E.B. DeBois had trouble coming to grips with the term negro:

http://www.virginia.edu/woodson/courses/aas102%20(spring%2001)/articles/names/bennett.htm

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