Sunday, March 12, 2017

Quote of the Day

White people are astounded by Birmingham.  Black people aren't.  White people are endlessly demanding to be reassured that Birmingham is really on Mars.  They don't want to believe, still less to act on the belief, that what is happening in Birmingham is happening all over the country.  They don't want to realize that there is not one step, morally or actually, between Birmingham and Los Angeles.

-- James Baldwin, I Am Not Your Negro, p. 34

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