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I Am Not Your Negro OPINION

I Am Not Your Negro

This is a good movie that I went to see with the Junior Class students of Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School yesterday. If not evidenced in the link above, this movie is spoken through James Baldwin and focuses on how black people interpret others and are interpreted.
Mr. Baldwin narrates the movie, for the most part, in what was supposed to be a book about the impact of three important Black Historical figures (Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King and Medgar Evers) and race relations in the US. The movie travels from France, to Harlem and beyond. I like the question that is ultimately posed, why was the nigger invented? It is charged with endless responses but I am curios to see what the general american response would be…img_9473

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