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You read something which you thought only happened to you, and you discover that it happened 100 years ago to Dostoyevsky. This is a very gr...
Art has to be a kind of confession. I don’t mean a true confession in the sense of that dreary magazine. The effort it seems to me, is...
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It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on this earth as ...
The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being e...
"To be Black and conscious in America is to be in a constant state of rage." - James Baldwin
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Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.
Revolutionary Hope: A Conversation Between James Baldwin and Audre Lorde
JB: One of the dangers of being a Black American is being schizophrenic, and I mean ‘schizophrenic’ in the most literal sense. To be a Black American is in some ways to be born with the desire to be white. It’s a part of the price you pay for being born here, and it affects every Black person. We c...
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To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time
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Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.
You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that t...
You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that t...
You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that t...
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.