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)