On A Word Thomas Chatterton Williams Needs To Keep Out Of His Mouth.

Robert Lashley
6 min readFeb 2

The man who blamed hip-hop records on his act of domestic violence wants to lecture black people (who think Tyre Nichols's death’s had a racial component) about agency.

In the last few years, Thomas Chatterton Williams has cultivated a quieter, more eloquent online reputation. Gone is the writer who, in N+1, declared that black people didn’t have a world-class literature outside of Ellison. Few have championed Albert Murray’s elegant theories on race so fervently( though I wish he would champion more of his writing…

Robert Lashley

Writer. Author. Former Jack Straw and Artist Trust Fellow. The baddest ghetto nerd on the planet.