Saturday, April 16, 2011
Controversy over Negative Review of Marable's Malcolm X Biography
Posted by Tomiko Brown-Nagin
The Washington Post reports on a controversy regarding The Root.com's rejection of a negative review of Manning Marable's recently-published biography of Malcolm X, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. (The Root.com, an online magazine, is a joint venture of the Post and Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the magazine's editor-in-chief, who endorsed Marable's book.) The article, and the rejected review, "Paper Tiger: Manning Marable's Poison Pen," by Karl Evanzz, may be of interest.