What is a summary of James Baldwin’s “A Report from Occupied Territory”?

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In A Report from Occupied Territory by James Baldwin, the author writes about how black people are suffering due to the lack of jobs. The article was published in 1964. In the article, Baldwin notes that automation has rendered many people jobless and no solution to deal with the increasing unemployment rate has been given. Moreover, Baldwin mentions how education is segregated and the police treat black people like animals.

Baldwin gives accounts of police violence. For instance, in the beginning of the article, he discusses how a sales representative witnessed the police physically abusing a child in Harlem. According to the salesperson, upon asking the police why they were beating the child, he was handcuffed, isolated, and became a victim of police mob justice.

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