"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Post Number: 252
|Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 10:20 pm: |
Steve writes: Hi LiLi, You mean mostly psychological and subliminal rather than physical discrimination? Being ignored, given the cold shoulder, not taken seriously, etc. That can take its toll. A while back, Cynique was talking about covert and overt racism, but still, those are both conscious forms of racism, however, I think a lot of it is internalized through socialization.
Steve writes: I notice that in the second paragraph the narrator says "It is sometimes advantageous to be unseen, although it is most often wearing on the nerves."
Steve writes:Anyway, James McBride once said in an interview that to him, "Invisible Man," describes what it's like to be black the same way that John Coltrane "nails" rhythm changes in his solo on "Good Bait." I should explain that Good Bait is a jazz tune composed by Tad Dameron and based on the chord changes to Gershwin's I've Got Rhythm (probably the 2nd most common jazz form after the blues) which Coltrane recorded in the 1950s. It's such a stunning solo and contains more ideas per bar that it's almost like there's nothing more to be said. So I can understand the analogy at least.
LiLi: I love Gershwin