ABOUT Michael Eric Dyson
August 13, 2011
The United Kingdom has endured civil unrest before. This time, multiculturalism is the scapegoat.
Michael Eric Dyson recalls the pioneering scholar as a 20th-century Frederick Douglass who nurtured and inspired talented young academics.
He burst onto the scene as a minature adult and proceeded to grow more childlike over time.
Barack Obama may defy many conventional notions of blackness, but his rhetoric is firmly rooted in black soil. While some listen for echoes of Lincoln in Obama's inaugural speech, others will hear Malcolm and Martin.