On Refusing to Let Others Pull Your Strings

by baldilocks Randall Kennedy: A student read a sentence in class from James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time: "You can only be destroyed by believing that you really are what the white world calls a ni**er. [edited for DTGB sensibilities throughout]" Airing the N-word caused a commotion. The professor leading the class, Philip Adamo, asked the students … Continue reading On Refusing to Let Others Pull Your Strings