Posts by Taj Salaam

BLACK FOR A DAY

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Contemporary history is littered with the surprisingly complex stories of white people participating in blackface and minstrelsy. At the end of their experiments in so-called “blackness,” Alisha Gaines argues, these debatably well-meaning white impersonators arrived at little more than false consciousness….

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BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL

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“Black is Beautiful; A Philosophy of Black Aesthetics”, provides a long-overdue synthesis, identifying and exploring the most significant philosophical issues that emerge from the aesthetic dimensions of black life, both in the fine arts and beyond…

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