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Should Walt Whitman Be #Cancelled?

15 mins | Apr 28, 2019
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2019 marks the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth, the American poet, essayist, and journalist who also referred to black people as “baboons” and “wild brutes”. Lavelle Porter, writing in JSTOR Daily looks at the answers from Black America to his work - and considers if or how we should celebrate a problematic artist.
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