Jesse McCarthy

  • Black Fire: American intellectuals and the black radical tradition

    This essay appears in a special symposium on intellectuals, which is entirely composed of essays by the editors of The Point. Click here to read all of the essays from the symposium. We are living…

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  • Back in the Day

    In 1988 no one in France took the hip-hop movement seriously. It was the rec-room era. Joey Starr and Kool Shen were just two kids from Seine-Saint-Denis, the 93rd ward, a neglected tract of housing projects on the northern outskirts of Paris …

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  • Who Will Pay Reparations on My Soul?

    No amount of monetary compensation can rectify a debt that consists in the broken promise of a social contract … its abrogation is a moral debt.

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