"The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated."

James Arthur Baldwin (1924-1987). U.S. novelist, playwright, and activist. Baldwin’s essays, some of which are book-length, explore intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century North America. Baldwin is notably known for his collected essays in Notes of a Native Son (1955).