James Baldwin Quote

When the South has trouble with its Negroes — when the Negroes refuse to remain in their "place" — it blames "outside agitators" and "Northern interference." When the nation has trouble with the Northern Negro, it blames the Kremlin.


As quoted in "Trapped Inside James Baldwin" by Michael Anderson, a review of Baldwin's Collected Essays in The New York Times (29 March 1998)

Trapped Inside James Baldwin

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When the South has trouble with its Negroes — when the Negroes refuse to remain in their place — it blames outside agitators and Northern...

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When the South has trouble with its Negroes — when the Negroes refuse to remain in their place — it blames outside agitators and Northern...

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When the South has trouble with its Negroes — when the Negroes refuse to remain in their place — it blames outside agitators and Northern...

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When the South has trouble with its Negroes — when the Negroes refuse to remain in their place — it blames outside agitators and Northern...