Thank You for this wonderful piece. I love this film.
“What is going to happen to this country?”
Novelist James Baldwin believes this the real question that should be considered, while appearing on The Dick Cavett Show, rather than the one he has been asked regarding why black people are not jovial about their better life. Of course Baldwin, and those taking in Raoul Peck’s breathtakingly powerful documentary I Am Not Your Negro, knows that things have not improved for the black community in 1968 as much Cavett implies they have. The truth is America, and by extension the world, is stuck in a unhealthy historical loop.
No matter how much one tries to ignore it, or dress the discussion up in clothing that is more pleasing to one’s personal comfortability, the cycle of hate and injustice will persists until we are truly willing to take an honest look at race and ourselves.
Thankfully I Am Not Your…
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