Friday, February 24, 2017
American History for Black History Month from 1965
I wasn't aware of this debate or film clip until last evening. I didn't know James Baldwin debated the very Right Wing, Conservative William F. Buckley at all, on any subject, let alone this one. And the topic was "Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?"
My response is that not only is and has the American Dream been at the expense of the American "Negro", the African-Americans, the Blacks, but it has been built on their backs, figuratively and literally.
Historic debate between James Baldwin v. William F. Buckley Jr. at Cambridge University.
Far too few Americans have seen this video or know of this debate. Far too will, I feel sure, sadly and unfortunately.