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Sunday, February 05, 2017

Maybe It's Good and Right to be Devastated?

We saw "I Am Not Your Negro," yesterday. A documentary film based on James Baldwin's unfinished novel. Features Samuel L. Jackson as the Narrator. Includes amazing footage of Baldwin, Malcom X, Medgar Evers and Martin Luther King. Three slain leaders of the Civil Rights Movement.

Powerful. Devastating. I mean totally devastating. A must-see. Maybe it's good and right to be devastated? America has never fully reckoned with the twin foundational sins of it's birth - genocide & slavery. Those sins have not disappeared. All the issues and questions Baldwin so eloquently raises in the film have never been answered. A sad, gaping wound some don't even bother to acknowledge.

Black & White = America.

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