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Por JP

I have a good friend who recommended that I read a book entitled Identity by the sociologist Zygmunt Bauman. Coincidentally, this year, while reading an essay by James Baldwin in the book  687 more words

Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin

I read Baldwin’s first novel, Go Tell it on the Mountain, when I was too young to understand it. This novel is about an American – David – in Paris, who cannot reconcile his homosexual love for Giovanni with the expectations of convention and his lifestyle. 62 more words

THOUGHTS: 'I Am Not Your Negro' from texts by James Baldwin


I stumbled on this book while I was handing out flyers for an event in Shoreditch. I spent 15 minutes in Libreria, an independent bookshop in Shoreditch that really is a feast for the eyes. 1,082 more words

Whiteness is Dead | The Wild Hunt

Highly recommend a read through of this…

Whiteness is dead. James Baldwin proclaimed it back in 1972, prophesying ominously that there would be “bloody holding actions all over the world, for years to come.” The holding actions have gotten bloodier and bloodier with the rise of Trump and the self-described “alt-right,” but these are death throes of a doomed egregore. 353 more words


Same as it ever was - being black in America

I Am Not Your Negro directed by Raoul Peck (USA, 2016)

The story of Black men and women in America is not a pretty one. This is an understatement. 242 more words


The education of a young white girl

“It is not a romantic matter. It is the unutterable truth: all men are brothers. That’s the bottom line.”

James Baldwin, “The Price of a Ticket” 1,505 more words

James Baldwin

He Said That? 7/13/17

From James Baldwin (1924-1987), American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic, The Fire Next Time (1963):

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.