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Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
   —  James Baldwin
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2015 What Are You Looking At?
2014 Ite, Missa Est
2013 I Hear Voices
2012 Positive Thoughts
Hope Works
2011 Look! Up In The Sky…
Humility Before The Unknowable

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…Baldwin’s insight remains: that, as we fight our evils, we must confront, without flinching, the history of this country that continues to shape who we are and limit who we can be.  In great pain and terror, we have to do this even as we bury our dead if we — and I mean all of us — are to be truly free.
  —  Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
From the article: “Black and white America look to James Baldwin to unpin us all from history
Appearing in Time Magazine, dtd: 29 August 2016, in the “Time Off” essay section
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On This Day In:
2015 Me Either
2014 Just Business
2013 Beautiful Adventure
2012 Precedence
2011 Ya Think?

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I imagine that one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, that they will be forced to deal with pain.
   —  James Baldwin
From: “Notes of a Native Son
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2015 From A Letter To A Friend
2014 Your Part (Here)
2013 Complements
2012 Sound And Light
2011 Two Politicians Visit A Farm…
2010 Labor Day And Honorable Men

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Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
    —  James Baldwin
[What am I afraid to face?  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2014 Honoring Firefighters
2013 And Never Will
2012 The Human Adventure Continues
2011 Almost Never

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I love America more than any other country in the world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.
  —  James Baldwin
From: “Notes of a Native Son
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I don’t like people who like me because I’m a Negro; neither do I like people who find in the same accident grounds for contempt.
  —  James Baldwin
From: “Notes of a Native Son
[Or in my case, American / Irish / Hispanic / employed / Catholic / etc…  And yes, I realize I remain a Catholic by choice and employed by necessity.  —  KMAB]
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