Friday, November 12, 2010

from James Baldwin

“They hit the streets in Watts not because Negros like to drink or to steal, but because they’ve been in jail too long. Because a new law had been passed making fair housing illegal. Looting went on all right. What was not said was who stole from whom first. It’s a great thing to be in Sacramento devising laws locking people into a ghetto. It’s another thing to be in that ghetto.”

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