James Baldwin: “I am not your negro. I’m a man.”

Saw in NYC today I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, a moving film with narration by the late aristocratic deep thinker James Baldwin. He and film-maker Raoul Peck beautifully articulate the sad truth that an America driven by hate, racism and violence concealed under a bland TV commercial exterior, cannot long survive.The first step toward positive change is for us each to recognize and see clearly what goes on around us and in our hearts and minds, including our demons. The more we deny them, the stronger they get.

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