Mark Twain with his friend, John Lewis, in the permanent collection of the Mark Twain House & Museum

“Look at my African American over here!”—Last Gasps of White Supremacy: Hegel’s World Soul on Horseback Found in the Descendants of Slaves by Myron Moses Jackson

Current events point to a future that forces whiteness into a state of chronic self-irritation. This week we have seen Muhammad Ali is being honored and memorialized no differently than a head of state. In his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, he went from not being able to enjoy the use of equal facilities or sit…