Sofa (Green) (NC/M 2), 2010, oil on canvas, 80 x 145 cm
The college situation is exceedingly difficult. The Black kid in college, no matter how we cut It, risks paranoia, risks schizophrenia because there is no way for this society to prepare them for the same future that the white boy is prepared for.
The real meaning of the word progress in the American vocabulary for the most, and there are exceptions to the rule, but for the most part when they say progress they’re talking about how quickly a Black kid can become white. That’s what they mean by progress. Well I don’t want my nephew to grow up to be like Ronald Reagan, or Richard Nixon, or Jimmy Carter."
James Baldwin, Interviewed by The Black Collegian (1979)
luv u j.b. i have two j.b.’s in my life and i love them dearly.