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James Baldwin

“Those kids aren't dumb. But the people who run these schools want to make sure they don't get smart: they are really teaching the kids to be slaves.”

James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk
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If Beale Street Could Talk If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
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