I Am Not Your Negro, By James Baldwin

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" I Am Not Your Negro" by Raoul Peck, Screenplay by James Baldwin, when I hear about James Baldwin I interpret a hardworking, courageous, fighting human being. He fights for what he believes in and does not give up until he achieves what he strives for. In the documentary I am Not Your Negro It is all about James Baldwin. It is also about the struggles he has been through along with Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. These men were a big impact on Baldwin and on how he wrote and how he acted. The deaths of both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. were a big impact on Baldwin's take into society. Baldwin could not believe the deaths of Malcolm X he said he could not remember the day he heard the tragic news. He just remembers someone trying …show more content…
Also, in Los Angeles they harmed and killed seven unarmed Negroes in California only because of the color of their skin. Multiple scenes of Negroes getting arrested for no reason. Furthermore, Rodney King was a big impact in society police were beating him on the streets of Los Angeles. He was not resisting or threatened the police. The only times the police have the right to hurt someone is when the victim has a weapon, or the cops feel threatened by the victim which this was not the case with Rodney King. In that morning of March 3, 1991 Rodney King was chased on a high-speed chase and he got away at first. But then when they caught him he was confronted and the police did more damage that they were supposed to do. They got him out and immediately started harassing him and beating him. The fair thing to do was to get him down and arrest him but they took it over the top and beat him badly. The first time African Americans started getting jobs they were not decent jobs like the whites were able to get but this was a huge step to allow Negroes to work. But the jobs that they had to offer were jobs serving the white race, almost as if they were slaves. White people always thought and think to this day that they are better than the black race. The jobs they had were servants to white race, babysitting, housecleaning and more jobs …show more content…
He played for the LA Dodgers and many people hated playing with him and watching play next to white people. But his skills proved all them wrong. Another big impact black people had been when the U.S. President Barack Obama became president many people hated the thought of him running the United States but he kept proving them wrong by doing good deeds and actually proving change but to the better. Until this day tragic events are happening but people are not as closed minded as they used to and we have come a long way for us to do many things combined all together as a human race. "Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” James Baldwin. This quote really got to me people are always trying to change the world and we want change to the wrong things in life. But no problem is too big or too much of a disaster to change if we all unite and fight together we can accomplish many

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