Over at The Proletarian.
Mr. Yaffe also states “when Harlem erupted in racial turbulence, the invisible man hid in a basement with his ‘gin, jazz, and dreams.’” That’s not true. On the contrary, when the Invisible Man hears about the rioting, he takes a cab up to Harlem, walks through the streets and confronts Ras. While escaping Ras’s men he falls through an open manhole into a coal cellar and two policemen mockingly put the cover back in place, trapping him underground. So he was not “hiding” from the racial turbulence. And the “gin, jazz, and dreams” described in the prologue comes later chronologically, long after the riot.