Race 630 "At the root of the American Negro problem is the necessity of the American white man to find a way of living with the Negro in order to be able to live with himself." James Baldwin. “Stranger in the Village.” 1953. Gross, ed. Essays.
Race 631 "In this long battle, a battle by no means finished, the unforeseeable effects of which will be felt by many future generations, the white man’s motive was the protection of his identity; the black man was motivated by the need to establish an identity." James Baldwin. “Stranger in the Village.” 1953. Gross, ed. Essays.
Race 632 "…American white men still nourish the illusion that there is some means of recovering the European innocence, of returning to a state in which black men do not exist...one of the greatest errors Americans can make." James Baldwin. “Stranger in the Village.” 1953. Gross, ed. Essays.
Race 632 "One of the things that distinguishes Americans from other people is that no other people has ever been so deeply involved in the lives of black men and vice versa; it is precisely this black-white experience which may prove of indispensable value to us in the world we face today; this world is white no longer, and it will never be white again." James Baldwin. “Stranger in the Village.” 1953. Gross, ed. Essays.
Race 650 "He [a small, neatly dressed white South African] was pointing at a group of Indian youths on the outskirts of the crowd, and his face bore that pale, fanatical look, self-absorbed, as though listening to God within himself, that white South Africans often wear when they are working up to violence on those with darker skins than their own: ‘Look at them,’ he was saying; ‘look at them; filthy f_____ collies, coming to look at the King and Queen, as if they’re white men; look at them, f_____ cheeky collies; let’s do something.’ " Dan Jacobson. “A Visit from Royalty.” 1953. Gross, ed. Essays.
Comment: The rage of racial hatred. RayS.