New Criticals

Monolithic Negro

Do not misunderstand the use of the word ‘negro’ here. It is not to recall some commanding presence the word may have had in the past. Using it within those parameters would undoubtedly undermine any conclusions that may be drawn from the following piece. It is included only as a reiteration of African American identity as singular and unchanging. Coupling this context with the term, 'monolithic' is indeed redundant, and intentionally so. The effect of the title is to be hermeneutically referring back to the current state of the black body through a post-humanist filter; superfluous, singular and unmoving.