“Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison : Book Review

A fever dream of a classic. Invisible Man, though fiction, addresses race in a very real and evergreen way.

Invisible Man follows the trials and tribulations of an unnamed protagonist. He’s a Black man ousted from his Southern HBCU campus to the streets of Harlem, New York. It opens in his present adulthood living in a basement filled with lightbulbs before flashing heavily back to his adolescence and young adulthood, searching for his identity.

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“How to be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi Book Review

I honestly never planned on reading this book simply because I thought, “I’m Black, I’m antiracist by default! Why would I waste my time on this book?”

Well, I’m here today to let you know my time was not wasted, and I learned that racism transcends Blackness and Whiteness. It also forced me to take a long, deep look inside myself and everything I thought I was doing right and just how pervasive and deep-rooted this country’s racism really is.

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