More on the cancel Mailer controversy. “Mailer and the Monoculture” by Geoff Shullenberger considers “The White Negro” and its continued relevance:
“The White Negro” was an early shot fired in what we now call the culture war. It set the agenda for debates that persist to this day, albeit in sometimes unrecognizable forms. All of this makes Mailer’s posthumous cancellation a revealing incident.