19 Burst results for "Richard Wright"
"richard wright" Discussed on KGO 810
"Comes to money. 8 6 6 four 9 6 2300. That's 8 6 6 four 9 6 2300 is the number. Let's see here. Let's see here. Richard Wright's my house is of trust and I want to know if there's a way to change a beneficiary so that my airs will inherit the house without taxes being raised. I tend to believe that you're asking about prop 19. And there's lots of I know there's I want to say there's lots of, there are adverse advertisements, excuse me. Regarding some strategies that you can employ. It's the first question it really comes down to, how old are you? How close are you to the end? And I asked that because there's a lot of people trying to profit from all the laws that are out there. Which, you know, people do. You know, changes to the law, so therefore here's a, here's a strategy that's going to work for you. But there is a movement afoot to repeal this prop 19 issue. And I don't know if it's worth paying ten, $15,000 thinking you're going to save money in taxes. We don't even know if you're errors either going to keep the house, right? So is it worth to make the changes to it? There are strategies that involve land trust, LLCs, different ways of moving things around, anything's possible. And it's also possible that you go through all this effort, time and effort, time effort, and money, and then things change again. So then you might be asking yourself, what was that worth, right? So I've had an attorney. So it's always difficult for me to give you absolute guidance. What I would recommend is you get a couple different opinions before changing the title. I think that I'd be careful of or just pre warn you, depending on the county that you live in, some counties will charge a transfer tax. So make sure you understand if there's going to be a transfer tax. That can be, that can be thousands of dollars.
Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"richard wright" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Just talk about all this podcast. Facebook, I guess. We'll see. Episode 1434, co hosts saying this was great. Figurative group co host tug, I guess, I don't know. This is gonna be great. This was great. I enjoyed it. I agree with you both. Episode one, the ending of episode one. I guess if the reviews are positive and we listen to this and don't think it's awful, we will be back at the same time tomorrow to talk about something else. We're gonna have to work on cutting back the 14 minutes. Too long. Whoo. Well, that was a lot of podcasting. Hope you enjoyed those effectively wowed greatest hits. If we missed any of your personal favorites, apologies, there's some tough choices and cuts to be made there. You wouldn't know it based on how many selections we ended up with, but we've done a lot of episodes and a lot of hours, so there were a lot of great times we couldn't include. Let's take one more quick break here, and then we'll be back with a past blast, and then we will hear from the effectively wild audience. You could let me for ten years I could easily. I could lose you in this. Perfect. Without you baby all right, well now that you've recovered from that blast of effectively wild past that be relayed a little history from long before podcast started in 2012, this is episode 1877 and so today's past blast comes from 1877. Courtesy of Richard hershberger, historian, saber researcher and author of strike for the evolution of baseball. Richard Wright, this is one I've been looking forward to. Can a baseball actually curve? Curve pitching was all the rage in 1877, skeptics questioned whether this was actually possible or an optical illusion. Professors
The Officer Tatum Show
Justice Thomas, Created Equal
"Know how do they find the film. How can they find a book called created equal, let them know what they got, Mark. Sure, Brandon, thanks. So creative equal to movie is on Amazon. It's on lots of different platforms it's on like Apple TV and all this stuff, but probably the best place to get Amazon. You can get the DVD on Amazon. If you go to manifold productions dot com, which is Michael tax company, they'll have the listing of all the platform it's available on. So the easiest place is how the Amazon.com, but it's a great movie. It's two hours long. It's just really powerful and tax plans. The book just came out this week and it's available on Amazon. It's in Barnes and nobles. It's all bookstores. And again, it's based on that movie, but it's from the 25 hours of interviews that Michael pack did with clarence Thomas. And it's really just an amazing insight into his life. Great stuff like remember the movie as a song smiling faces from the 70s. So Claire Thomas is smiling faces. People smile in your face and they want to do you harm. That's what he calls liberals the northeastern liberals who wanted to savage him and sort of act nice, but then from behind. And he says, he's thinking about that song when he was testifying and watching those liberals coming after him. So it's those sorts of things that are these great we've talked about big issues and kind of neat issues like that. The books that had impact on his life like invisible man by Ralph Ellison, native son, Richard Wright, the fountainhead by Ayn Rand. So it's just barbershop with the movie he loved because it reminded him of going to the barbershop with his grandfather. He talks about the barbershop down in Savannah 1955. And it's just a wonderful captures justice Thomas's life in a really good way.
Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"richard wright" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"The first base must be vacated, as also the second and third bases if they are occupied at the same time, and players may be put out on any base under these circumstances in the same manner as the striker when running to the first base, which, of course, precludes the necessity of touching the player with the ball, for if a ball is held by an adversary on the first base before the striker touches that base, he is out, as there is no provision for the player under the circumstances pointed out by our correspondent, returning to the first base, notwithstanding as it is vacated, it is to be presumed that he has no right to do so, but must vacate that is leave the first base. The decision of the umpire in the point referred to at the match on Thursday last has given rise to much discussion in our opinion it was strictly in accordance with the rules. So Richard Wright's I suspect that this Atlantic excelsior game is what prompted the letter, the umpire ruled that the force still helped, and the runner put out with a tag to second. The editor argues for this interpretation because the rule required the render to vacate the base and included no provision removing this requirement when a trailing runner was put out. There was in fact no consensus about how to interpret this rule. Other empires and editors argued using a modern vocabulary that of course the force was broken when a trailing runner was put out. It seems to me that the mercury editor had the better argument from a strict reading of the rule, while the opposition had the better argument from the intent of the rule, the baseball fraternity soon reached the modern consensus, and we no longer see runners being put out this way. The actual rule was not clarified until years afterward. There was no need once everyone knew what the existing rule meant. And as always, I will link to the sources on.
The One You Feed
"richard wright" Discussed on The One You Feed
"She says we need to learn from the past. We need to respect the law of consequences. And we need to count on surprises. So as I think about that, and I think about my work and I think about the work of trying to find healing and wholeness in black stories, black life, black art and creativity. I want to try and figure out how to continually find and search for those answers and continually in small ways become that answer. Because I know that there is even my book and so many of these books that I'm surrounded by or so many of these great thinkers that I lean on. There is no one single answer, but there are many answers that we can find in their literature what I'm thinking about James Baldwin or Tony cape bambara or Alice Walker or Richard Wright, or somebody in the religious world like James Cohn or Katie kennel Copeland, that there are so many answers in these various spiritual teachers and leaders. And so many answers in the everyday ordinary ways that we black people take whatever we have and we turn it black and I want to find those answers. I want to find those things that would allow me to embody the best of what we can become. And hopefully over time, like a sculpture and an artist that over time, every single hit would turn that sculpture into something beautiful, so that when people, the years and years and years from now, we'll look back on this sculpture. They will not only hear about the journey that got us here, but they will also be able to see the product that we have actually created. And that's what I think is the answer. It's doing whatever we can in our art to give voice to these stories to give voice to these experiences, but also to say that we are not just simply what other people make us, but that we are human and worthy of the deepest love and the best any of us have to offer in any given moment..
Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"richard wright" Discussed on Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"Yeah, not originally, so when David Gilmore came on, he was brought on as a second guitar player. He was the 5th member. So there was a short period of time where they were in the band together. Yeah, I was just saying before you interrupted me. There is there are pictures out there the 5 of them together, which basically would lead you to think. Yeah. They were a bit. You just said that they brought Gilmore in and replaced them. They didn't. At least not initially. I never said that. I didn't say that. Well back to tape. Roll back the tape. Anyways. The most unsung hero in that band has to be Richard Wright. The most under the radar, the least known member of that band. Is definitely Richard Wright. That guy, he was evidently a deterrent and irritant to them at first because he couldn't settle on an instrument. He played multiple instruments and he just couldn't they were like, you need to find an instrument. And they would play a bar somewhere. And there would be a piano. So he'd stop playing the piano. And they're like, dude, what are you doing? Come on, just play it, play play. So he finally settled fortunately on that. But he was one of the primary songwriters also in that band. Later on, Gilmore and watts took over more of the writing duties, but he wrote a lot and then he basically became the arranger of their songs. So he was always in it. He always had and we're probably jumping ahead a little bit, but, you know, him, you know, songwriting is a funny thing. You know, and you and I have talked about this about, you know, sting and Andy Summers and the police and whatnot and who gets writing credit. Even though there are contributions from other people in the band. I largely don't think it's fair. And it does cause a lot of riffs and strife. And that certainly was the case in Pink Floyd, where the three other members of Pink Floyd were alienated or alienated Roger Waters. And a lot of it was because they were fighting over songwriting credits. And they were fighting over money. The police did the same thing happened..
The Paul Finebaum Show
"richard wright" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Lot about the Heisman this week, but there's also something very special on Saturday. The army, navy game. It is truly one of the most remarkable events on the calendar. And this is the 122nd rich dimarco joining us voice of army and also the associated athletic director. What a pleasure to have you with us. Good afternoon and how are you? I'm doing great. It's a great week. It's beautiful army navy week and it's truly an honor to be on with you here today. It's something that a lot of us we turn the page from the championship games and we go through the week and then we watch it Saturday afternoon. But what does it mean to just from somebody from your perspective from that athletic department? I would imagine this is something that is not just something on the calendar. It takes a lot of planning. It is something that a circled all year for the players, the staff, the cadets, the graduates. It's something where, like I say, you know, you could be 11 and one and loose to maybe. There's a tarnish on the season. You could be one at 11 and have that one win against navy. And they're still a ton of pride for the season and that is how extreme it is this game. And you know, to hear from folks that are not only stationed, maybe back at West Point, but across the country around the world during this week in the lead up. It gives you chills. It's just one of the things that makes college football the greatest sport and army navy, having its place on this stand-alone weekend is stand-alone Saturday is one of the many things that's so special about this sport. The game this year is at MetLife so often it's in Philadelphia. It's been at a lot of places over the years. How is that determined? So when the bid went out, lay out the games, 5 or 6 year period. This game was targeted to move into the New York City area. Of course, 20 years since the September 11th terrorist attacks and MetLife stadium sits in your ten miles from ground zero and Lower Manhattan. So it's such a spectacle every year army navy, just the emotion with it being 20 years since September 11th is just going to add even more of a patriotic and emotional angle to what already is such a great day. On that campus this week, Richard, we've had retired generals on and you know how they feel about this game. But what is it like for the cadets for everyone who's associated with army at West Point? It is just the week that really unites everyone. There's a ton that unite people at West Point from the willingness to serve being in the army. These amazing kid athletes. And I often say army navy, at least for me, and I happen to be a big college football fan in addition to calling the army games on the radio. There were so many rivalries that if I was at the game, I might not have a particular rooting interest. Let's say I went to an iron ball. I just want to see a great football game. If I went to USC UCLA, I would love to just see a great football game, but everyone has a connection to army or navy, either they served they had a family member who served. They have someone they grew up with went to high school or college with. So of all the rivalries, I'm not sure if there is a game where more people have a rooting interest than the army navy game. And it's just cascades and it compounds and being around West Point from the bonfire last night to the pep rally. We had yesterday the team leaving to go down to New Jersey today and all the pop and circumstance tomorrow it is. It's again, it's the end of the regular season, unofficial star of the ball season and this truly army navy weekend. Now Richard Wright and everyone you said has a story. My own is it's the first game I remember watching in college football. Why? Because my dad served in the army. And I became an army fan for life. I wouldn't dare pull for nave, even though I've got a nephew who's Annapolis graduate and is a pilot. It's just one of those things. And I can not imagine though as we look toward the game Saturday, the pressure because I know these young men have dealt with so many other things in their life and they'll be doing things far more important than playing in a college football game and they already are, but how would you describe getting them prepared to play this game? Well, all year is a preparation for navy. I mean, they're thinking about it. They're working on it in preseason and during the year. I think the fact that both teams and I don't know if they're actual mirror images of each other because as you know, there's many different flavors and styles of the triple option where you can put army navy air force in a basket. But there are a lot of differences in how they run their offenses. So there's a constant, there's a constant preparation throughout the year. But this game, you know, you look at execution, but this name is turned out to toughness, special teams, turnovers, all those little things that really the more focused team, the more just generally prepared team, the team that is more fired up for lack of a better word, oftentimes comes out victorious in this game..
"richard wright" Discussed on Open Stacks
"Welcome back to the front table. Brace thank you very much. What do you have for us today. I brought a book that i had been angling to talk about for a while. And it's actually a couple of novels this week or a couple pieces of fiction which we don't usually spend too much time on the spot cast the first one is the man who lived underground by richard wright previously unreleased novel by richard wright britain between nineteen forty and nineteen forty five directly after the success of native son but was initially rejected by rights publishers specifically due to its intense depiction of police brutality. It focuses on a man named fred. Daniels who's framed for a double homicide And in attempting to escape please into the sewers in doing so finds himself visitor in a number of rooms a witness to a number of secret conversations his experience in the sewer access kind of forced reflection upon the lives of others and therefore upon on his own life here. it's it's published with an essay called memories of my grandmother at daughter. Richard right julia rights for quest and upon the insistence of richard. The essay itself delves into rights grandmothers religious beliefs. Her commitment to them and the way that it enabled her to feel a kind of removal from the world. And it's that removal that kind of ability to step back and assess that right fines fascinating and wants to represent in this in this novel into. He's found to the character himself finds a way to fully retreat. From from the world. He'd been living in an anti flea. And then i it's difficult to know what what the distance was responsible for what it is. What the result of it is whether it's inspiration for the structure of the story but not necessarily a whether there's a point being made about whether it's good or bad necessarily i mean i i'm hesitant to scribe too much meaning to not having read at myself but it's kind of a fascinating poll between who's who is defining his direction and identity in an attempt to assert it for yourself. You're further denied that ability to assert who you are what your actions are. Yeah then there's the thing that fascinates me about. It is the intervention in the voice of the author which a lot of theories about how much authority all intents matters when when reading these things but it's hard to to avoid it as a consideration once it's like presented and like insisted upon on being presented in this way. It's not something that we see very often but it did remind me of alastair grays lanark alistair a scottish writer and artist passed away in two thousand nineteen. I always spell his name wrong. Because there's an where you don't expect it a lot. A lot of his writing is pretty postmodern. But it's heavily indebted to classism and folk traditions references in the widely in his first novel. Lanark which is like an epic about glasgow and a man in his experiences in that city and kind of weird surreal versions of the city. The novels told out of order. Where the the first section is the is chronologically. The second section in the middle of the book there's an epilogue in which the protagonist is confronting the author of the book and interrogating. Why he's done the things he's done to him and the author is referencing. Things that have not yet happened. The shuffling of the order of it according to gray is intended to make the reader encountered the information in one order and then before to reorganize it after the fact in the same way inserting his own voice or the unnamed others voice into the book in this way forces in evaluation or forces way of thinking about how. It's presented it kind of makes you turn those gears and makes you kind of think about and evaluate the content and the structure of the thing when you have the like the architect of the thing spending a lot of time describing what it is. They've made is that a technique uses throughout his writing. There's another part of lanark very specifically in terms of plot which links us to the man who lived in the ground and our next book. Which is that part too. Which comes first is spent in this underground hospital administrative building where the elements of the patients become literal transformations so at a later section. It is real the main character as eczema in the first section. He has a condition in which his his skin becomes scaly like a dragon. And then those people burst into dragons. There are other ailments that are treated in the hospital. Some of whom their final forms to be melted down and turned into food for people in the city above there are hallways where the wind blowing in one.
The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"richard wright" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Like two thousand eight. And since then. Roger waters has done his own stadium tour of the wall. And david gilmour has done a separate smaller tour with. I think richard wright who is another pink floyd member and i've seen roger waters do the wall at wrigley field and it was amazing. It was truly incredible. And you i mean it sounds like pink floyd. 'cause he's doing vocals for every song on that album i would. I was planning on going actually in twenty twenty one or twenty. Yeah i guess it was twenty twenty. He was going to be at the meadowlands. I think but obviously kobe. It got cancelled. But he's still sounds amazing. And i feel like with pink floyd since they split writing and guitar and vocals on on different songs. Like david gilmour can still do. Dark side of the moon in roger waters can still do the wall. So like david gilmour can go play that roger waters play the wall and you kind of can't really tell the difference. I mean you can. You can tell it's not the same as when all four of them were still together but they each sound good on their own left so much money on the table. Now just say they have. Yes a joint chinese separate. Reuniting ing floyd may have lost so much money but they're not that relationship is not getting patched up. They're gonna leave that money. Same with smith same with the smiths coachella. The founders of coachella say every year. Their first big offer is they. They throw more money at one act than they've ever pulled together for any other. They wanna reunite the smiths undoubtably morrissey does his thing which is just be a jerk amongst other forwards things and they just move on but their first wishlist act as reunited. Smith's the smiths are turning down money. The act that. I'd wanted to reunite the most. I've just lost all hope. I think they're done is the white stripes. I've seen jack plenty. I've seen jack with a full band at seen jack in his element. But there's just something about seeing. Jack dressed in red and white with with the red lighting and just having meg back there and recapturing that magic. I never got to see it. And it's that's the white rhinos love to see that and daft punk as well is always to do it. I'm not convinced the bill bill do it. There are also an offer that coachella tries to reunite. They were really close to reuniting recently. They'll eventually say yes so the money daft punk. I imagine will reunite at some point. White stripes got no no hope for. It's a bummer. I'm glad there are certain accent. I'm glad they haven't gone out in continued. Bbc boys you can't you can't pull that off you can't pull that off of nca you just close the book. I'm glad i got to see the three of them. And that's i wouldn't wanna see i. Well i'd pay to see it but it wouldn't be anywhere near the same. It's a trio everybody's equal you can't. He can't remove thirty three point. Three percent of the equation of eleven backstreet boys..
The Loudini Rock and Roll Circus
"richard wright" Discussed on The Loudini Rock and Roll Circus
"Iraq next greg gig in this guy this rounds out the side one beautiful song sound features music by richard wright and non lexical boko by clare torry. The song began life as a richard great chord progression known variously as the mortality sequence or the religion song during the first half of nineteen seventy two was performed live as a simple organ instrumental fed oregon accompanied by spoken word samples from the bible and snippets of speeches by malcolm muggeridge a british writer known for his conservation conservation. Wow conservative religious views by september. Nineteen seventy two. The lead instruments had been switched to a piano with arrangement very similar to the final form but without vocals and slightly different chord sequence in.
"richard wright" Discussed on Double Toasted
"Is better than sex. Can't make mega movie about respect. And then turn around. Disrespect had the greatest script in the world. Before y'all even put this to fill am my correct. Yeah and a lot of people said hey man well. We are ready to step right. We cast jennifer hudson here. Okay town as aretha franklin. Some people say you know what if anybody's going to be aretha. Franklin is going gonna be the woman that follows in her footsteps very strongly jennifer hudson register winter unwitting and one of the greatest american singers of our time aretha franklin herself with a jump from the grave whoop. Somebody's asked if you did not cast this woman over here. Let's go ahead and take a look at the trailer. I just saw this respect with tiny toons. I know you saw in a cartoon. So i know you know you see thirty two right now as a goddamn say cartoon rabbit. I know her got them like mesa. Respect for has an animated cartoon nation Show this picture to chris early. Is he saying a little. Richard wright angel momma corey i i might not know music but i know that that is prince..
"richard wright" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Along by alert listener, Philip History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid. Amen to that, Dwight, you know, just drop them down a little bit. Discouraged that the state of the world right now, But I'm taking heart the words of Dwight D when when the going gets tough, I suggest perhaps it is the tough that should get going. And I want to hear this clip every segment I am firmly and unequivocally in the camp of free Britney. There you go. No. Senator Ted Cruz back for president for some time, mailbag. You see the crowd outside the courtroom yesterday with the free Britney signs and everything. Who are you people? Who are you people? I know. I know That's your cause. Let's see Richard Wright. Please explain why both of you refused to talk about the election fraud. Since the beginning, my wife and I are loyal listeners. So there I'll You're not real journalists, if you choose to ignore the truth or Bob. Oh, you're no different than the media constantly criticize. Okay? Got another couple of things, sir. First of all, we talked about it for hours and hours and hours. Unless you listen to the whole show every day. Don't tell us and lecture us on what we haven't talked about, because we probably have Ah, secondly, your PS, which is kind of about it? Well, it's about a personal matter which I won't get into. It proves that you're the sort of person that will weigh in with European weigh in with your opinion with a tiny fraction of the information you need to form an opinion. I can tell you what happened. Trump got more votes for.
The United States of Anxiety
"richard wright" Discussed on The United States of Anxiety
"Was princeton university professors cloud and imani perry in conversation about two recently published works by james baldwin and richard wright a mighty mentioned that she's a generation that grew up reading frederick douglass on july fourth. That is me to. Douglas was enormously popular orator in the years leading up to the civil war. He traveled the world talking about america's failure to live up to the ideas described in the declaration of independence and in eighteen fifty to the rochester. Ladies anti slavery society invited to speak at an event commemorating the signing of the declaration the address which he delivered on july fifth of that year. It is still considered one of the greatest pieces of oratory in american history. And ever since. I learned about it back when i was a teenager. It's been part of my own july fourth ritual. I sit down. And i read it. And i remind myself of just how many generations of black people have fought for my place in this nation. And since i've become a radio guy. I've been finding ways to broadcast it on july fourth two. So here is this year's rendition actor jon. Douglas thompson delivering the climactic. Section of frederick douglas's what the american slave is the fourth of july what to the slave is the fourth of july fellow citizens. Pardon me and allow me to ask. Why am i called upon to speak here today. What have i or those. I represent to do with. Your national independence are the great principles of political freedom of natural justice embodied in that declaration of independence extended to us and i therefore called upon to bring our humble offering to the national alter and to confess their benefits and expressed out gratitude for the blessings resulting from your independence to us. I am not included within the pale of this glorious anniversary your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us. The blessings in which you this day rejoice are not enjoyed in common. The rich inheritance of justice liberty prosperity and independence bequeathed by. Your father's is shared by you. Not by me. The sunlight that brought life and healing to you has brought stripes and death to me. This fourth of july is yours not mine you may rejoice. I must mourn to drag a man in fetters into the grand illuminated temple of liberty and call upon him to join you in joyous anthems or inhuman mockery and sacrilegious irony. Do you mean citizens to mock me by asking me to speak today. What to the american slave is your fourth of july. I answer a day that reveals to him more than all other days in the year the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is a constant victim to him. Your celebration is a sham. Your boasted liberty and unholy license. Your national greatness swelling vanity. Your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless your denunciations of tyrants brass fronted impudence your shouts of liberty and equality hollow. Mockery your prayers and hymns your sermons and thanksgiving's with all your religious parade and solemnity are to him mere bombast fraud deception in piety and hypocrisy. A thin veil to cover up crimes that would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation of the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of these united states at this very hour at a time like this scorching irony. not convincing. argument is needed. Oh had i the ability and could reach the nation's ear. I would today pour out of stream a fiery stream of biting ridicule blasting reproach withering sarcasm and stern rebuke for. It is not light that is needed but fire. It is not the gentle shower but thunder. We need for storm. The world wind the earthquake. A feeling of the nation must be quickened. A conscience of the nation must be roused the propriety of the nation must be startled the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed and the crimes against god and man must be proclaimed.
The United States of Anxiety
"richard wright" Discussed on The United States of Anxiety
"Essay. Nothing personal as a small book with commentary from both imani perry and cloud and a novel richard wright submitted to his publisher in nineteen forty to the man who lived underground has finally been released in full for the first time by the library of america. It's a story about a striving working class guy who is falsely accused of murder and then beaten senseless by the police. He escapes and he slips underground literally into this surreal existence in the sewers below the city in his previous novel native son. It seemed as if richard wright wanted us to look at his black protagonist with horror and revulsion. Now and this story. We're empathize with fred daniels and learned from him not just about the hypocrisies of racism but of capitalism so the man who lived underground is so interesting because in many ways you begin with someone who is very clearly not of the bigger of the world right. He is respectable he goes to church. He's decent eight and so they had this encounter with police violence and sort of is in disbelief right. He's in disbelief that he's been falsely accused. He's in disbelief that they beat him. So it's always the other side. I mean the sense that you know bigger has done the thing right bigger has committed the act by this man has not right and he suffers brutality so it has this kind of remarkably prescient quality to it for absolutely i mean so you know when i when i picked up this new edition i started reading it i had to put it down. Could it's too much because it was. It was his moment where we were grappling with all of this death at the hands of the police. And i i remember pouring triple of of irish whiskey of jamison and i was ten pages twenty pages in and i said i can't read this right now right. Does it was just too close to home is too close to me right. And there's a sense in which the ongoing betrayal betrayal right. The layered betrayals of the american project vis-a-vis black folk has demanded has required an experimentation in floor so these moments in the novel. That just didn't work for me right but then i then then wait a minute. This is purpose right. This is not this kind of mirror. Reality this is something buried if so the first part of the novel is this as realistic rendering of the encounter with police brutality. You can get once. He goes underground allegory. Right whether it's unseen labor with the white face that you can't see this shoveling coal whether whether the theological arguments he's making so what happens is the character basically roams around observing daily life from underground watching people work and buy things and go to church and he's got a different lens on all of it now now that he's viewing it from the sewer. He can see the absurdities and hypocrisies and cruelties with more clarity and as his own journey gets more fantastic and unreal as readers. We also start to kind of lose track of what's real and what's not in the story and maybe also gained some clarity as a result does not vote wasn't evolution both in what richard wright had to say about the american project and how he said it. What does it mean to get on the page. What it takes to navigate this shit. What does it take right to figure out what's happening.
The United States of Anxiety
"richard wright" Discussed on The United States of Anxiety
"So i'm a native of right and richard right for me was This example of what was possible. Here you have. This guy is man who isn't formally educated born in nineteen. Oh eight matches mississippi. I believe engaging. In a sort of practice that was unimaginable for me. Right represents What's possible under captive conditions to put on the page the depth and complexity of black life as a native mississippi and he was kind of model of what was possible. You are know this. But adding n richard right out of the same birthday which may be a relevant. I was born the day after. That may be a little bit of relevant piece of information for for for me. I didn't until this conversation. I never thought about this. But i i was a voracious reader as a child and i read right through. I mean like everything that i could find by richard wright as a young person and i think i fell in love with right at the level of the incredibly beautiful sentences the landscape. I'm a person who defines my coming of age of spending much of it homesick. I left alabama with my mother moved to massachusetts and was always yearning for the sounds of home and family right. And there's so there's so language but also the landscape right he so sensitive And then i got to college and everybody was like right as terrible money is referring to a long standing critique of richard wright's work. He forced his readers to confront the brutality of racism in anti-black violence so the stories he told the characters he crafted they were often shocking with grim lives and some people felt that led him to reduce the black experience to black trauma. That was the story about. Richard right that money received when she got to college. We had so much promise. But richard wright's thought that black people had no interior life right and so that was kind of a a jarring experience is also the point at which i started reading. Baldwin baldwin is a whole different story for me right let me know what was possible and then baldwin gave me the license to actually imagine myself in the most expansive of terms giving me languages. Words to describe the torrent of emotion. That that's inside of me right allowing me to think through my father to understand my father's since in relation to my own baldwin's first novel go. Tell it on the mountain. It's a family story. It's not about racism or white people or any of that not on. Its face teenage boy. Coming of age in harlem trying to shake off the expectations of his parents and his elders opens with the scene of two boys alone in a church. At this leg. I mean. I don't know what baldwin intended but if you've ever been a teenage boy unsure about your sexual orientation like myself and found yourself feeling moved in confusing ways you might feel kinda moved reading that scene to anyway. The point is baldwin's focused wasn't racist violence. It was black life and it's interesting right is one thousand nine hundred eight. He's part of the generation of that first wave of migration baldwin is the child of those folk who because he's born in august of nineteen twenty. Four baltin was to keep track of the interior life of black folk and the material conditions. It's not an either or for him right. What does it mean to give voice to the complexity of what it means to be black in a world that is shot through with assumptions about our value or lack thereof. And i think for me but both of them do for me. Even if i disagreed sometimes with the conclusions that right draws right about the meaning of black life is they each mastered how to make points about the political economy about white supremacy about gender and vile without. They could do it in narration. They'd have to announce that they were making these points. It's a mastery of form. That i think is actually necessary for a reader to be moved enough to be convinced of an argument right it you know at the a deep level and baldwin also figured out how to write in the first person and not being narcissistic right and not be self inva- like he will tell you a story. He's in mayor and you're not thinking. Oh why is he talking about himself. What you're thinking. Is i get to see inside and it resonates.
The United States of Anxiety
"richard wright" Discussed on The United States of Anxiety
"There you'll see one called on this occasion clicker out. See what inspires you anyway on this holiday. I'm thinking about a very old debate in black political thought it goes all the way back to the early abolition movement and it turns on a foundational question. Is this america thing. Really worth the fight. Should we claim it and struggle to improve it or do we conclude that it is rotten at the core. And figure something out from there. Is this country. Redeemable black thinkers have been weighing in from pulpits and classrooms and around kitchen tables on this question for centuries myself. I'm kind of a book nerd. So i've really followed it through black literature particularly writing in the first half of the twentieth century. That's period where it's just like reconstruction has ended and all the hopes and dreams of that is gone and jim crow and all of its violence has set in. And there's all these writers novelists poets essayists just trying to work it out trying to figure out. What is this american project. Where do i fit into it and is it worth my trouble. Two of the writers that really stand out for me in that time. Our richard wright and james baldwin. That's because they are kind of in debate with one another about these questions. At least most explicitly in debate with one another and they have very different takes on black life in america and takes that are kind of constantly evolving and in two newly published books. We're able to see that evolution to watch as they try to work out their own answers to the question is america redeemable. One work is by baldwin. A nine hundred sixty s a which beacon press has just republished as a short book and one work is by right. A previously unpublished novel called the man who lived underground finished in nineteen forty two and recently released in full for the first time so for this holiday we got in touch with two of today's most acclaimed literary scholars money perry. I am the hughes. Rogers professor of african american studies at princeton university and eddie cloud. I'm the james s mcdonnell distinguished university professor and chair of the department of africa american studies at princeton university. And here's the deal. These two professors. You've probably seen them on. Tv are maybe even rather essays. They've been important voices in the ratio reckoning. We're supposed to be having right now but you should know that they are also honestly sotho smartest on the planet about twentieth century literature. James baldwin richard wright money eddie had been reading and rereading these guys their whole lives and we thought wouldn't it be cool to spend july fourth listening to them just news with each other about these new books and these writers and.
"richard wright" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Transatlantic slave trade did to West Africa. This has to do with Vacancy that was left in the gender imbalance and all of those really consequences. And you'd mention Chicago before you're also talking in the book about Lorraine Hansberry and Raisin in the Sun is being In real time because of the core of black life was As you argue in a play like that was family and race wasn't in some respects a kind of betrayal of the race. I don't know if you were intimating that by leaving the South to go to the North No, it's not missing. The betrayal is just that it it fractured the black community in a way in the very beginning, Um something like 90% of the people who who moved. We're men. Young men. That started to even out later in Like I said, the great migration lasted over 60 years, so that even not much later, But in the very beginning, it just it just sucked all the young Um, black men out of black society in the south, and that was traumatic. Um uh. Could you blame them, though it was primarily black men who are being lynched. It was primarily black men who were the breadwinners and farmers and the family and the cotton crop had collapsed because the ball will legal investigation. So it's not. It's not like you could blame them. It's just that it had an effect. On on the kind of community structure of blackness in the South. I can't help thinking about mention Chicago and talking about all those blacks who left during the great migration, especially young men. There's a great story. Richard Wright's called the Big Boy Leaves Home on It was classic story of leaving the South and going up north of Chicago, and it was written before native son but I can't help thinking about The fact that right also wrote about what he called the Ethical Living Jim Crow. And he was saying that in the south, you were constantly under this pressure. You know, of something that simply was liberated to a greater degree in the North. You couldn't you know, Look at a white woman. You couldn't you could be lynched for just looking at a white woman. Yes, but I don't make it. I make the counter argument to that. Which is this that in during reconstruction, Mississippi of all places where the Black power Center of Black America, people actually moved from the north to Mississippi. Mississippi, UH, won his first elections after Black people granted the right to vote by the 15th amendment. The black populations they're all men at the time far outnumbered the number of white men who registered to vote, They said. A enormous black delegation to the Statehouse. That's those that delegation force their counterparts to They had to empty citizens. You're going to put a black person in one of them and they did. Mississippi gave us our first two black centers. The only reason it Mississippi is not the black power Center of America right now is white terror. Terrorized them out of voting called the Constitutional Convention in 18 90, which is before the first sudden states to do so, uh, wrote white supremacy into the Constitution of the state of Mississippi and then other Southern states followed. I say the reason that that that system that right is suggesting existed it did exist was because of that terror. They won that battle. They cannot be allowed to win the war. Black people have cannot let that victory stand and I have to leave it there. Pleasure to have you with us. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you so much for having me. That's Charles Blow again. His new book is the devil. You know, a black power manifested.
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"You know what. I mean Afterwards so i mean my understanding of that going underground was more that like they were told to like cool it into know their place and they just obeyed and any illusion that people might have had that to kind of reorganize regrouping in strike Like was was was just not true like when it came back up. They were as soft as they had always been. says that that they had like their ranks were really high. I think in the twenties. Maybe early thirties. Then he says a correct me. If i'm wrong on the time langas but like they start to to dip In the mid thirties and forties is that like the arc that he described to drive the timelines from. Yeah that's correct. I could there. That's when they started their decline and then in in the forties they went underground and they like their membership went even lower like so they were already on the decline they. Weren't you know a a large organization anymore. Or as large as they were at their height you know they. They were Severely weakened and then by the mid fifties. They've gone from seventy thousand to seven thousand but those are the numbers t in this indisp- of ten years. Yeah yeah the span of ten years after after ari being weakened. I'm trying to figure out like what. They're what the height of their membership is. I'm looking through the chapter now. I always like you know. When when i hear stuff about the cpa usa It always makes me think about richard wright's work Black boy because i think there was a part in the store and i think that story takes place even the like early forties in chicago or something like that but i. I'm thinking that you know the people that the characters were involved with were obviously communists and so forth. so i don't know this under this kind of off subject but found on the section. It's actually just at the beginning of the book. He says the numerical peak of cb usa with nineteen forty four to nineteen forty-five and they had close to one hundred thousand members In contrast to the seventy thousand that he speaks about later and then finally the was ten thousand or seven thousand. Seven thousand seven thousand. Yeah that's it..
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