Introducing a new little feature I’m calling “Quick! Be Better!” that will be a brief post on, you know, how to be better.

Today’s tip: Go see I Am Not Your Negro.

“If any white man in the world says, ‘Give me liberty or give me death,’ the entire white world applauds. When a black man says exactly the same thing, word for word, he is judged a criminal and treated like one and everything possible is done to make an example of this bad nigger so there won’t be any more like him.”  – James Baldwin

Related Podcast: Fresh Air – Director Raoul Peck: James Baldwin Was ‘Speaking Directly To Me’ (including audio from an interview between Terry Gross and James Baldwin in 1986)

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