Do Not Ever In Your Life Refer To Me As An “African-American” … I Am Black … I Cannot Claim A Country That Does Not Claim Me.
"Being black affected one’s life span, insurance rates, blood pressure, lovers, children, every dangerous hour of every dangerous day. There was absolutely no way not to be black without ceasing to exist. But it frequently seemed that there was no way to be black, either, without ceasing to exist." —
James Baldwin. Every Good-Bye Ain’t Gone. New York. Dec 19, 1977. (via homonoire)
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