“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.” ~ James Baldwin
From James Baldwin to V. S. Naipaul, the Greatest Travel Writers Have Always Brought Multiple Perspectives
"The failure of the protest novel lies in its rejection of life, the human being, the denial of his beauty, dread, power, in its insistence that it is his categorization alone which is real and which cannot be transcended." -James Baldwin
How the women who shaped Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and James Baldwin shaped their sons’ revolutionary spirits.
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” James Baldwin
"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced" James Baldwin. On this day in 1987, James Baldwin passed away at the age of 63. While he may be gone, his work continues to influence and inspire millions of people including myself.
“If we were white — if we were Irish, Jews, Poles — Nat Turner would be a hero. If a white man stands up and says, ‘Give me liberty or give me death,’ the whole world applauds. If a black man says the exact same thing, he is treated as a criminal” James Baldwin
“It was James Baldwin who said, to be Black in America, “and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.” My question is, why aren’t all people?“ Full speech in bio. #AmbassadorOfConscience
"It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have" James Baldwin
Let’s all take a beat & internalize this quote from the transcendent James Baldwin: “I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”
"I can't believe what you say, because I see what you do." James Baldwin