Whiteness is All?

By | 2018-05-08T08:02:28+00:00 May 8th, 2018|
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The latest installment of The Confessions of Saint Ta-Nehisi Coates, appearing yesterday in The Atlantic, takes the form of a jeremiad against the iniquities of Kanye West.  Embedded in lengthy autobiographical ruminations that have become his trademark, Coates reflects on his memories of Michael Jackson, and how Jackson “had always been dying—dying to be white. That was what my mother said, that you could see the dying all over his face, the decaying, the thinning, that he was disappearing into something white, desiccating into something white.”

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Glenn Ellmers
Glenn Ellmers is a writer living in Washington, D.C.. He studied political philosophy at Claremont Graduate University.