Better Blackness

November 18, 2012

From “The White Negro”

Filed under: Nonfiction — betterblackness @ 4:51 pm

Since the Negro knows more about the ugliness and danger of life than the White, it is probable that if the Negro can win his equality, he will possess a potential superiority, a superiority so feared that the fear itself has become the underground drama of domestic politics.

–  Norman Mailer, “The White Negro: Superficial Reflections on the Hipster,” 1957

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