Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Teaching James Baldwin To White Students In The Age Of Obama


Citing Baldwin’s “The American Negro has the great advantage of having never believed that collection of myths to which white Americans cling: that their ancestors were all freedom-loving heroes, that they … have always dealt honorably with Mexicans and Indians and all other neighbors or inferiors,” Scott Korb looks at why “such claims against white Americans didn’t make sense to students who believed they had never believed such things.”

Read the story at Guernica

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