The Lie That Underpins All Injustices Facing Black Americans | NowThis


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Jul 7, 2020

‘There have been lies told about Black people’s capacities, about our character’ — Eddie Glaude Jr. breaks down James Baldwin’s 1994 essay ‘The White Problem.’

In US news and current events today, the Black Lives Matter protests and George Floyd protests in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd have opened up a new dialogue about systemic racism in America, though these problems have existed for centuries. In conversation with Cornel West, Eddie Glaude Jr. discusses the landmark 1994 essay by James Baldwin, The White Problem, as it affects America today. Speaking to Eddie Glaude, Cornel West evokes one of the greatest Black writers of all time in discussing the sinister lie that lies at the heart of racism and injustice in America, and as the BLM protests and Black Lives Matter movement continues to spread across the globe, Americans must come face to face with their own unjust actions and beliefs.

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