I am not your Negro – James Baldwin


James Baldwin.

James Baldwin locating with startling clarity the problem and where it lies.

“The question for white people is why is it necessary to have ‘the nigger’ in the first place?”

“I am not ‘a nigger’.  I’m a man.
If you think I’m ‘a nigger’ that means you need it.
You’d better find out why.”

-James Baldwin

 

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