When 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 nigger so there won’t be any more like him.
Well said. Baldwin's statements characterize the predicament Black people find themselves in perfectly. We are living under two different systems. Black people do not have the privilege of pursuing liberty without being criminalized.