Everybody’s Protest Novel by James Baldwin (1949)

Defining the Enemy, White Supremacy

“Everybody’s Protest Novel” is an essay written by James Baldwin that criticized protest fiction, specifically Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, as something that perpetuates the status quo so that humanity becomes trapped within its own understanding of soceity. To break out of this mirror, Baldwin argues that the art we create must be disruptive.

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