James Arthur “Jimmy” Baldwin was an American novelist and social critic. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son, explore intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century America. Wikipedia
Born: August 2, 1924, New York City, New York, United States
Died: December 1, 1987, Saint Paul de Vence, France
Movies: I Am Not Your Negro, Where the Heart Is, Go Tell It on the Mountain, If Beale Street Could Talk
Short stories: Sonny’s Blues, Going to Meet the Man, The Rockpile
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
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 educated.
To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.