I Am Not Your Negro

“I am not a nigger.  I am a man.  If you think that I am a nigger, it means you need it.  And you have got to find out why. The future of our country depends on that.”
~ James Baldwin

It is the title of a documentary slated to be released on February 3 and is based on the incomparable James Baldwin’s unfinished novel Remember This House.  To be sure, it is his commentary on race and if ever we needed his words, it is now.  I Am Not Your Negro is an examination identity, belonging and membership that does not bat an eye or blush.  James Baldwin gives the name back to the persons it belongs to. “I know you are but (who) am I.”








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