The rousing documentary I Am Not Your Negro has received rave reviews from critics and viewers alike, and it seems as the Hollywood powers that be agreed as it even snagged an Oscar nomination.
Deemed the dark horse of this year's Oscars race, the Raoul Peck doc, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, tackles the history of race relations in America through the eyes of James Baldwin.
In this clip taken from I Am Not Your Negro, James Baldwin touches on white Americans being oblivious to the power of segregation at the time and the way African-Americans lived.
"Most of the white Americans I've ever encountered, really, had a negro friend or a negro maid or somebody in high school that they never — rarely, or after school was over — came to my kitchen," Baldwin said in a throwback clip featured in the doc. "We were segregated from the schoolhouse door. Therefore, he doesn't know. He really does not know... He doesn't know how negroes live and it comes as a big surprise."
Take a look at the clip, above.
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