Sad and amazing. Thank you for that Jay.
art of a hundred feelings – mosaic, gertrude stein, layers of being at once
R.I.P to Harlem’s Godson
Thanks for this new website. And good luck with it!
Am I the only person on the face of the planet who read/remembers the multi-page rants that Malcolm X goes off on in his autobiography about how women not only need but want to be controlled and beaten? Can someone please explain to me why it’s OK to lionize someone who supported violent oppression and the dehumanization of a marginalized group? Thanks.
This reminds me of an Old English poem, called “The Dream of the Rood.” In it, a blood-stained cross related the crucifixion from it’s point of view. Much as in this bit the bullet speaks out.
Modern English translation: http://faculty.uca.edu/jona/texts/rood.htm
Thank you for this.
this was a bit mesmerizing from a beautifully dope and authentic point of view. dont agree with the beating of women but what he did for an entire nation kind of trumps those few pages. and Louis Reyes Rivera is def a follow.
We lionize Malcolm X, in all his flaws and incorrect opinions, for the same reason we can respect, or even exalt, men like Thomas Jefferson for expressing novel and revolutionary ideals that have changed us, while maintaining people in slavery. We are imperfect.
If we stop celebrating our best natures when they come attached to flaws, we’ll never celebrate again.
That said, never excuse.
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