James Baldwin – Roles

The world tends to trap you in the role you play and it is always extremely hard to maintain a watchful, mocking distance between oneself as one appears to be and oneself as one actually is.

James Baldwin – Roles

“The world tends to trap you in the role you play and it is always extremely hard to maintain a watchful, mocking distance between oneself as one appears to be and oneself as one actually is.” — James Baldwin, “The Black Boy Looks at the White Boy,” Esquire (May 1961)

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