David Hoffman To support my efforts to create more clips please donate to me at www.patreon.com/allinaday. This is a clip from a documentary that ran on network educational television in early 1969. In it, poet and author James Baldwin gives his perspective on why inner-city Negro citizens rioted and burned their neighborhoods in 1968. Whether or not you agree with his point of view, he is an extraordinarily articulate speaker. During this challenging time regarding race relations in America, hearing the magnificent James Baldwin explained the 1968 riots gives a sense of perspective for the protests that are happening across the United States right now as a result of the death of Floyd George at the hands of police.