Thursday, March 30, 2017

Quote of the Day

I sometimes feel it to be an absolute miracle that the entire black population of the United States of America has not long ago succumbed to raging paranoia.  People finally say to you, in an attempt to dismiss the social reality, "But you're so bitter!"  Well, I may or may not be bitter, but if I were, I would have good reasons for it: chief among them that American blindness, or cowardice, which allows us to pretend that life presents no reasons for being bitter.

-- James Baldwin, I Am Not Your Negro, p. 98

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