Essay must be an analytical essay in MLA format on James Baldwin`s book "The Fire Next Time."
The thesis is as follows:
Baldwin writes about his experience as a Black American in 1962; how might his claims
identify the social conflicts faced by Black Americans today, or by individuals of other
racial/ethnic/religious/socio-economic groups today?
The essay must answer the above question.
Please cite quotes directly from the book and try to have at least one quote every paragraph.
James Baldwin`s book "The Fire Next Time"
Baldwin focuses on the ‘Negro problem’ in the 1950’s and 1960’s with growing calls for ending discrimination against African Americans with the issue in the public discourse. Baldwin was conflicted on whether religion was essential for emancipation and the place of African Americans in the US. The author explored race and religion in both my dangerous shook and down at the cross, which are different sections of the book. The dangers of degrading, disenfranchising dehumanizing, and socially excluding black people increased tension and social conflicts in the 1960’s and even now.
Baldwin was concerned that degrading and dehumanizing African Americans had long-term ramifications for the American society further straining relations between the majority White and African Americans. Even though, the author, was angry at the treatment of the Black people he implored his nephew to exercise caution and restraint. Baldwin articulated a vision where people worked together and did not violent revenge to address the race issues in the US. As such, he advised his nephew to be open-minded and compassionate even as the Black Americans had been degraded. “Know whence you came. If you know whence your came, there is really no limit to where you can go,” (Baldwin 7).
As Baldiwn remembered living in Harlem, he was anxious that race rela...