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The Good (Enough) Life: On Empire and The Black Queer Son

By Tav Nyong’o In Adorno’s notorious critique of jazz, he consigned the efforts of┬áblack musicians to a quixotic struggle against racial capitalism. “With jazz,” he wrote in 1936, “a disenfranchised subjectivity plunges from the commodity world into the commodity world; the system does not allow for a way out.”┬áThis double-bind of the commercial black artist […]