The Omni-Americans: white supremacy folklore and black pathology fakelore 50 years later

Albert Murray's book is a must read for understanding the evil twins of white superiority and black inferiority. It's lessons are still relevant 50 years after its initial publication.

Photograph by Carol Friedman

Last month Albert Murray’s The Omni-Americans was re-released in celebration of the book’s 50th anniversary with a new foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.   I had the privilege of getting to know Mr. Murray during my tenure at Jazz at Lincoln Center.  He was a co-founder of the institution and was also secretary of the board o…

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