The satiric lesson of ‘Dear White People’

October 22, 2014 nyupressblog 0

—Pamela Newkirk [This article originally appeared at the Chronicle of Higher Education.] Rarely is a white audience afforded a lucid and freewheeling response to the deluge of indignities blacks still endure. Instead, reaction to the barrage of

Between the world and #Ferguson

August 28, 2014 nyupressblog 0

—Jelani Cobb [This article originally appeared in The New Yorker.] When I was eighteen, I stumbled across Richard Wright’s poem “Between the World and Me.” The poem, a retelling of a lynching, shook me, because while

Upcoming events with Gerald Horne

July 24, 2014 nyupressblog 0

Author and historian Gerald Horne will be on a mini book tour this weekend to discuss his two new books, The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America, released

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