Recently I saw “I am not you negro” documentary film
It is one of the best documentary films I have ever seen…
it is about: Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, “Remember This House.” The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.
I am Greek so have little knowledge of American History.
However, this movie, for me, is not only about American history… but also about humanity.
10th of December today: Human Rights Day
Let’s stand up for equality, justice, and human dignity…
However is it so simple?
At Christmas time…. many charities promote their work to stimulate people. to contribute to their effort
Christmas time … time to think about other people…. to give, to help. there are many poor people and they need out help.
However, I cannot stop wondering, especially after seeing this documentary film.
Do we really believe in equality?
If all be equal how I will show my great personality, I give, I take care of poor people… every Christmas…
Some people are starving…..but they have also the right to dream…. & we must build a place for them -for all of us -to make their dreams true…. because as James Baldwin says I am not a negro, I am a man but if you think I am a negro. it means that you need it. The question you must ask yourself is why do you need it? The future of this country depends on this….. (answer)
Now you can replace the negro with any discrimination adjective…
and now I replace the country with humanity
because I believe that the future of humanity is based on the answer…
Why do you need a “negro”?