James Baldwin on Anger and Pain

 

James Baldwin writing

“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”

Taken from this short essay on Medium.

A new documentary about Baldwin’s life and his arrival from Paris to the United States was launched last year. It’s called I am not Your Negro.¬†It’s one of the most moving documentaries I have ever seen.

James Baldwin

James Baldwin cigar

Images of Baldwin are taken from NITCH