The best piece on our current political and social situation that I have read or heard anywhere. Your words were shocking but true. And, unless we acknowledge their truth, we will not live in any semblance of peace or acceptance or even, tolerance.

The video of James Baldwin was new to me, although his words were not. In a progressive high school sociology class in 1971, we read and studied, I believe, all his books. But that was so many years ago, and your piece has motivated me to revisit his literary works.

With deep gratitude I thank you for writing this.

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