James Baldwin’s Racial Critique Has Contemporary Relevance

Chris Lebron
Mar 12, 2019 - 5:00
James Baldwin’s Racial Critique Has Contemporary Relevance

In recent years, American novelist and playwright James Baldwin has come to occupy an increasingly prominent place in public thinking on race and democracy. Baldwin, who died in 1987, was a giant of his time but his continuing presence was largely relegated to the halls of specialists in Black thought and writing. However, that has changed. Baldwin and his masterful works have now been revived for a wider public. Today, writers are measured by his yardstick while books and

Login to continue reading.
Lost your password? Please enter your username or email address. You will receive a link to create a new password via email.

One Reply to “James Baldwin’s Racial Critique Has Contemporary Relevance”

Leave a Reply

Become a member and join TheNorthStar

Join Over 25, 000 members from all 50 states and 100+ countries to
help build and sustain the most courageous Community of liberation
journalism in the world.

More From The North Star

March on Washington 2020 Live...

March on Washington 2020 Live Blog: Thousands Gather in D.C. to End Police Brutality...Read More

Maria Perez, Nicole Rojas & Micah Schaffer

The Leader of the Proud Boys...

The Leader of the Proud Boys has been a Police Informant for the Past Decade...Read More

Shaun King

New Definitions: Redefining...

New Definitions: Redefining America Through Verse | Volume Three [Defining Insurrection]...Read More

Donney Rose

See more articles from Chris Lebron

Follow Chris Lebron to see more of their article on TheNorth