Episode 211: Sartre on Racism and Authenticity (Part Three)


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Moving finally on to Jean-Paul Sartre's "Black Orpheus" (1948), where he introduces a book of black poetry by praising its revolutionary spirit as embodied in "negritude." Is this a legitimate consciousness-raising exercise or a weird fetishization of blackness?

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End song: "Punch Bag" by Godley & Creme as discussed on Nakedly Examined Music #3.

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