Sometimes, we struggle to tell the truth -- especially when it's the truth about ourselves.
James Baldwin is one of the most extraordinary thinkers of the 20th century. His writings are a must-read for anyone interested in issues of race in America.
This video is an excerpt from a 1965 debate between James Baldwin and William Buckley at Cambridge University. Baldwin tackles the question, "Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?" More than fifty years later, Baldwin's answer to this question is still very relevant today. In addition to being a fabulous writer, Baldwin is an incredible orator as well. Do see for yourself!
The direct link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUBh9GqFU3A