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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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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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