Sunday, February 23, 2020
Overheard at Booth 5: Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix has reached the level that ALL Persons of Colour should reach: the level at which his greatness transcends his Blackness.
He is not "The Greatest Black Guitarist"
He is simply "The Greatest Guitarist"
Jimi's being Black is as immaterial as the Beatles being White. His accomplishments stand in their own for his own genius.
This is the world in which we all should strive for ... the point at which a person's accomplishments in the advancement of art, science, economics, humanities, politics, justice, whatever, no longer have a caveat of race that, in effect, diminishes their individual accomplishment.