"James Baldwin Was Right All Along" by Raoul PECK

Marlene Daut Discussion

James Baldwin Was Right All Along

The writer and activist has the painful, powerful words for this political moment. America just needs to heed them.


JULY 3, 2020


Bob Adelman (Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures)

“There are days—this is one of them—when you wonder what your role is in this country and what your future is in it. How, precisely, are you going to reconcile yourself to your situation here and how you are going to communicate to the vast, heedless, unthinking, cruel white majority that you are here. I’m terrified at the moral apathy, the death of the heart, which is happening in my country. These people have deluded themselves for so long that they really don’t think I’m human. And I base this on their conduct, not on what they say. And this means that they have become in themselves moral monsters.”

Read the rest here: https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/07/raoul-peck-james-baldwin-i-am-not-your-negro/613708/