Against the Grain

Richard Wright’s Radicalism

Richard Wright, best known for his books “Native Son” and “Black Boy,” was a crucial figure in the Black radical and anticapitalist traditions. So asserts Joseph Ramsey, who has written widely on Wright’s life, literary production, and political commitments. Ramsey also elaborates Wright’s views toward Black nationalism, views that Ramsey contends should be heeded by progressives and radicals today.

Joseph Ramsey, “Rest in Power, Richard Wright!” Socialism & Democracy

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