I’m working on a sociology writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
In the film I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, James Baldwin says this in an interview:
“If any white man in the world says give me liberty or give me death, the entire white world applauds. When a black man says exactly the same thing word for word, he is judged a criminal and treated like one. And everything possible is done to make an example of this bad n*gger so there won’t be any more like him.”
answer all of the questions:
1) What does he mean by this quote? Does this tie into the theme of criminality focused on throughout this class? Why or why not? HINTS:
* Creating a criminal lecture, fugitive slave clause, characteristics of lynching, criminalization of protest movements, broken windows+stop and frisk
2) Does this quote connect to MLK, Malcom X, Muhammad Ai, Angela Davis, and Colin Kaepernick? (Pick one r two to discuss) Why or why not?
3) Do you agree with the quote, why or why not?