Speech from James Baldwin in Debate with William F. Buckley

Listen to this speech from James Baldwin with an open heart and mind, and I predict that you will not be able to vote for Donald Trump. Maybe you won’t admit it, but when you get in the ballot box, your hand will rebel. Definitely among the most powerful descriptions of American history and the place of Black people in it (if you’re impatient, skip to 14:00 minutes and listen until 37:51). He nails it so superbly, there is absolutely no way to dismiss it. Poor William F. Buckley didn’t have a chance, but you have to give him credit for his ability to make believe that he did:

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