The Lie That Sustains Racism

Once in a while a book calls to me such that I need to ask you to read it — perhaps half a dozen books since I began this blog in 2013. Today, that book is Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.

A friend urged me to watch a Haymarket Books dialogue between Glaude and Cornel West, moderated by Maya Marshall. The minute it was over, I bought the book.

Anything by James Baldwin is of interest to me. One of his books was the first novel I ever read; his portrait is the first I painted in a new series…