Analysis Of The Fire Next Time, By James Baldwin

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The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin is a searing look into the hypocrisy that is the mortar of America's foundation. A nation whose words are imbued in the immortal deceleration that “All men are created equal”, but denied and stole the unalienable rights of the indigenous and forbade generation after generation, irregardless of ethnicity or creed, people's most basic rights. A nation, whose hymns and anthems speak of the “free” and “brave”, but more often than not, have soiled their hollow words with concrete discrimination and exceptionalism. It is no wonder that Baldwin prologues the second essay of his book, “Down at the Cross” with Rudyard Kipling's infamous work of imperialism and self-deluded entitlement, “The White Man's Burden”. For
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