Yesterday I argued that David Bowie’s legacy must be tarnished, but not erased. If anyone thinks it odd that I am defending the legacy of a musician and actor after he committed a genuine crime, I offer this as evidence for why he can’t be simply dismissed:
“…There Are So Few Black Artists on MTV. Why Is That?”
The deep tragedy of heroes who abuse their power is that they are still heroes.
I discovered a piece of racist literature on my walk yesterday.
At first glance it looks quite innocuous. The flyer that was up on the lamppost is two-thirds picture, showing a smiling woman holding a smiling child, the woman looking quite modern in shorts and close-cropped hair, the child of indeterminate gender. And under the picture, these exact words:
“We must secure the existence of our people and a future for White children”