Tag Archives: Invisible Man

We Wear the Mask – Part 2

I gave this talk nearly 31 years ago at a professional psychology conference, where I urged minorities to keep wearing masks.  For more detail and context, read the introduction to PART 1 of the talk.  Part 1 ended with James … Continue reading

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Ralph Ellison: Survival Blues

During my long career, I’ve been lucky to meet many writers. Somewhere in the mid-70’s, for example, I met Peter Matthiessen shortly after I’d read his great non-fiction book The Snow Leopard and used it in one of my classes.  … Continue reading

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A Radio Show on the Blues

“SOMETHING OLD, NEW, BORROWED…BLUE” The blues is America’s most fundamental roots music, still not only the bedrock of most of its popular music—rock, jazz, pop, soul, and more—but continuing to exert an even more powerful influence on world music.  “Something Old, New, … Continue reading

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