Do You Really Want To Know: About The Life Of Blacks Living In The Only Nation Conceived In Liberty? So, Do You? Then Read James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

Do you really want to know: why blacks won’t cooperate with police?  Read James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time.

Do you really want to know: why, after all these years, many blacks still live in inner city  slums/ghettos?  Read James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time.

Do you really want to know: that white people who say they are Christian, behave  unchristian toward blacks?  Read James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time.

Do you really want to know: why many inner city blacks become criminals?  Read James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time.

Do you really want to know: why “the church”/religion has been popular among blacks in inner city slums/ghettos-no-longer-called slums/ghettos?  Read James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time.

Do you really want to know: why many blacks want to play basketball or football?  Read James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time.

Do you really want to know: why police shoot blacks?  Read James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

Do you really want to know: about black clerics with Cadillacs and poor parishioners?   Read James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

Do you really want to know: about the Christian justification for colonialism and the consequent land grabbing, pillage, and murder?  Read James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

Do you really want to know: about the treatment of blacks during, and immediately after, the Second World War?  Read James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

Do you really want to know that “every African American bears a name that originally belonged to the white man whose chattel he was; a kidnapped pagan, who was sold like an animal and treated like one, who was once defined by the American Constitution as `three-fifths’ of a man”?  Read James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

Do you really want to know: that philanthropy/charity/giving is actually guarding and keeping the status quo?  Read James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

Do you really want to know: the characteristics of the African-American past, “of rope, fire, torture, castration, infanticide, rape; death and humiliation; fear by day and night, fear as deep as the marrow of the bone; doubt that he was worthy of life, since everyone around him denied it; sorrow for his women, his kinfolk, for his children, who needed his protection, and whom he could not protect; rage, hatred, and murder, hatred for white men so deep that it often turned against him and his own, and made all love, trust, all joy impossible . . .”. Read James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About georgebeam

George Beam is an educator and author. The perspectives that inform his interpretations of the topics of this blog–-as well as his other writings and university courses -–are system analysis, behaviorism, and Internet effects. Specific interests include quality management, methodology, and politics. He is Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Public Administration; Affiliated Faculty, Department of Political Science; and, previously, Head, Department of Public Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago
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