Omni-Americans and Unlearning Race

Episode 18 · October 16th, 2019 · 2 hrs 33 mins

About this Episode

Jake and Phil are joined by Thomas Chatterton Williams to discuss Albert Murray’s The Omni-Americans and Thomas’ new memoir, Self-Portrait in Black and White

Albert Murray, The Omni-Americans

Thomas Chatterton Williams, Self-Portrait in Black and White


Stanley Crouch

Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray, Trading Twelves

Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur, Letters from an American Farmer

James Baldwin, Everybody’s Protest Novel's%20Protest%20Novel%20by%20James%20Baldwin.pdf

Albert Murray, Stomping the Blues

Thomas Chatterton Williams, A Blues for Albert Murray

Reverend Eugene Rivers, On the Responsibility of Intellectuals in the Age of Crack

Gordon Wood, The Radicalism of the American Revolution

The William and Mary Quarterly, Forum: How Revolutionary Was the Revolution? A Discussion of Gordon S. Wood's The Radicalism of the American Revolution

Nikole Hannah-Jones, The 1619 Project, “Our democracy’s founding ideals were false when they were written. Black mericans have fought to make them true.”

Simone de Beauvoir, The Ethics of Ambiguity

Ralph Ellison, Shadow and Act

Coleman Hughes, The Case for Black Optimism

Coleman Hughes, Kanye West and the Future of Black Conservatism

Zadie Smith, Fascinated to Presume: In Defense of Fiction

The Glenn Show, Black American Culture and the Racial Wealth Gap with Glenn Loury and Coleman Hughes

The Fifth Column Podcast, On Anti-Racism with Glenn Loury, John McWhorter, Coleman Hughes, Thomas Chatterton Williams, and Kmele Foster

Tobi Haslett, Irrational Man

Ralph Ellison, “The Novel as a Function of American Democracy”

Zadie Smith, Getting In and Getting Out

Corey D. Fields, Black Elephants in the Room

Ralph Ellison, “Brave Words for A Startling Occasion”