James Baldwin Quote

There is no reason for you to try to become like white people and there is no basis whatever for their impertinent assumption that *they* must accept *you*. The really terrible thing, old buddy, is that you must accept them. And I mean that very seriously. You must accept them and accept them with love.


Collected Essays (ed. 1998)

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There is no reason for you to try to become like white people and there is no basis whatever for their impertinent assumption that *they* must accept ...

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There is no reason for you to try to become like white people and there is no basis whatever for their impertinent assumption that *they* must accept ...

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There is no reason for you to try to become like white people and there is no basis whatever for their impertinent assumption that *they* must accept ...

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There is no reason for you to try to become like white people and there is no basis whatever for their impertinent assumption that *they* must accept ...