Posts Tagged: Barack Obama

Ishmael Reed On The “Jim Crow Media”


This last year Ishmael Reed published a book of satirical essays targeting the current American media: Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media: The Return of the Nigger Breakers.

Despite being a MacArthur Fellow, a critically-acclaimed author of nine novels and numerous other volumes of poetry, essays and criticism, Reed, a long-time resident of Oakland, CA had to go to a Canadian publisher to publish this book.  This morning I discovered a recent interview with him that was at once insightful and provocative.