Saturday, May 02, 2009

Postal Service Honors Communist...

With his own stamp.

The United States Post Office has released a postage stamp honoring a well-established supporter of the Communist Party of America.

The shocking stamp of African-American author Richard Wright, whose books Native Son and Black Boy reveal an angry and hateful person, is part of the Post Office’s Literary Art Series.

In 1927, Wright moved to Chicago, Illinois and became “involved” with the Communist Party, writing stories and articles for The Daily Worker and The New Masses. He then moved to Harlem, New York in 1937, where he became the editor of Harlem edition of The Daily Worker.

Apparently, this isn't the first time the U.S. Post Office has honored a Communist. Apparently, the only black writers it can find room for on a postage stamp are those who were involved with the Communist Party.
2004, a stamp featuring fellow Communist Party member and International Stalin Prize winner Paul Robeson was released.

'Cuz, you know, there are no democratic black writers, I guess.