Recorded in 1978 and released on the spoken word album The Best of Gil-Scott Heron, Black poet Gil Scott-Heron’s “Jose Campos Torres” commemorates Torres’ death. He refers to Torres as his “common ancient bloodline brother” and identifies Mexicans, Chicanos, and Asian Americans as the “new n****rs,” linking Torres’ death to the national and historical project of white supremacy.[1]


[1] Gil Scott-Heron. The Mind of Gil Scott-Heron. Arista, 1978. CD.