Studs Terkel: Did you feel a sense of shame about a heritage that is really so rich, when you accepted the white man's stereotype of yourself?
James Baldwin: I'm afraid that is one of the great dilemmas, one of the great psychological hazards, of being an American Negro. In fact, much more than that. I've seen a great many people go under because of this dilemma. Every Negro in America is in one way or another menaced by it. One is born in a white country, a white Protestant Puritan country, where one was once a slave, w... read the rest.