At the root of the American Negro problem is the necessity of the American White man to find a way of living with the Negro in order to be able to live with himself.

James Baldwin (1924-1987) American novelist, playwright, activist
“Stranger in a Village,” Harper’s Magazine (Oct 1953)

Reprinted in Notes of a Native Son (1955).
Added on 12-Oct-20 | Last updated 12-Oct-20
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