Category: Baldwin, James

essay canon dispatch no. 4 — “Notes of a Native Son” by James Baldwin (50’s)

detroit, 1943. image found here.

[CN: white supremacy, anti-black violence]

There is rage in the blood.

It was a mild tuesday morning when i was reading our next stop on the CNF essay canon reading mission on the bus ride to class, which can be read HERE or HERE [this one’s a little too gaudy for me]. On my mind was Baltimore, the white violence that led to it, and the urban uprisings all across the globe, which haven’t stopped since the turn of the millennium, and dont promise to stop any time soon.