Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I implore you to click on this link and listen to the piece. Its about Colson Whitehead's new book 'Sag Harbor', in which well off black teens deal with coming to terms with their 'blackness'.
The reason why I want you to listen to it is because it creates a superb backdrop for a post I'm hoping to get to this weekend. I would write it now, but it doesn't deserve some 15 minute downtime between homework assignments.
I will however say this - there is the term 'Post-black' that I want you all to remember. I believe its something that everyone should strive for, in order to move past the current stereotypes of black culture - stereotypes that people play into way too often.
Now when can I get my hands on this book?