"I don't know how it will come about," Baldwin said of America's racial reconciliation. "But no matter how it comes about it will be bloody. It will be hard." RALPH GATTI/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption RALPH GATTI/AFP/Getty Images Code Switch Did I Get James Baldwin Wrong? February 5, 2017 The new film I Am Not Your Negro paints a picture of the prophetic writer's racial outlook that challenges the feeling of hope I once found in his words.