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James Baldwin and the Meaning of Whiteness | Truthdig

Black writer James Baldwin’s unfinished book has been made into a film entitled, I Am Not Your Negro. Chris Hedges gives us a moving and historically informed review of the new documentary, in which Baldwin’s words reign prophetic in light of today’s boldly ascending white supremacy movement…


James Baldwin and the Meaning of Whiteness | Truthdig

“Raoul Peck’s ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ is one of the finest documentaries I have ever seen—I would have stayed in the theater in New York to see the film again if the next showing had not been sold out. The newly released film powerfully illustrates, through James Baldwin’s prophetic work, that the insanity now gripping the United States is an inevitable consequence of white Americans’ steadfast failure to confront where they came from, who they are and the lies and myths they use to mask past and present crimes. Baldwin’s only equal as a 20th century essayist is George Orwell. If you have not read Baldwin you probably do not fully understand America. Especially now… ~ Chris Hedges

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“In his new film, director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished – a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words. He draws upon James Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America.” ~ Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing

 

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.

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