Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

A New Review of an Old Book [Short Story]

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Title

A New Review of an Old Book [Short Story]
The Messenger
Reference to the Ku Klux Klan

Description

This short story, authored by Leslie Jones, is titled "A New Review of an Old Book." The story talks about religion and its interpretations throughout time, often lightheartedly mocking different religions. Judaism, Hinduism, Christianity and the Ku Klux Klan are included in the different descriptions. This parallel of the KKK to world religions shows the sentiments of the time towards the racist group. It reveals that the KKK was regarded as an individual’s spiritual belief and accepted in society. The reference also shows how casual and nonchalant students were towards the Ku Klux Klan, as it appears in a literary magazine. The author, Leslie Jones, was inducted into the honorary writer's fraternity, Sigma Psilon.

Creator

Source

Virginia Baptist Society
78.2
University of Richmond

Date

1924

Contributor

Morgan Snider

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Citation

Leslie L. Jones, “A New Review of an Old Book [Short Story],” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 20, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/113.