Crisis of the Black intellectual
Crisis of the Black Intellectual provides critical analysis of the public commentary of Black intellectuals. It argues that Black intellectuals are not as critical in their thought and analyses of Blacks, Whites, and America as they are capable of being and should be. In the book's Introduction, Wright states: "The Black historical experience is one of the greatest and most complex experiences of human beings or humanity.... The Black experience in America reflects some of the richest dimensions of the human experience and human existence and also some of its most oppressive and wretched realities. Black people are a people 'up from slavery' who survived slavery, developed during slavery, and developed after slavery-all great historical achievements." Wright closes his "Introduction" with the following statement: "A hope of this book is that it will get even more Black intellectuals to hear the historical beckoning by Blacks and America, and to hear what might also be called 'the beckoning of the times.'" Book jacket.
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