You Mean It or You Don’t: James Baldwin’s Radical Challenge

After a speech at UMass Amherst on February 28, 1984, James Baldwin was asked by a student: “You said that the liberal fa├žade and being a liberal is not enough. Well, what is? What is necessary?” Baldwin responded, “Commitment. That is what is necessary. You mean it or you don’t.” Taking up that challenge and … Continue reading You Mean It or You Don’t: James Baldwin’s Radical Challenge

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