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  • Booker T. Washington
    Booker T. Washington
    American Black Leader and Educator 1856-1915
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    There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs-partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.
    Source: My Larger Education: Being Chapters from My Experience (1911)
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    At bottom, to be colored means that one has been caught in some utterly unbelievable cosmic joke, a joke so hideous and in such bad taste that it defeats all categories and definitions.
  • Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan
    American musician 1941-
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    Disillusioned words like bullets bark
    As human gods aim for their marks.
    Make everything from toy guns that spark
    To flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark.
    It's easy to see without looking too far that not much is really sacred.
    Source: Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
  • Arna Bontemps
    Arna Bontemps
    American poet, novelist and librarian 1902-1973
    Arna Bontemps
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    How dare anyone, parent, schoolteacher, or merely literary critic, tell me not to act colored.
  • Bert Williams
    Bert Williams
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    I have never been able to discover anything disgraceful in being a colored man. But I have often found it inconvenient - in America.
  • Vincent Van Gogh
    Vincent Van Gogh
    Dutch Painter 1853-1890
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    I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today's events .
  • Germaine Greer
    Germaine Greer
    Australian writer and public intellectual 1939-
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    Older women can afford to agree that femininity is a charade, a matter of colored hair, ecru lace and whalebones, the kind of slap and tat that transvestites are in love with, and no more.
  • Plato
    Plato
    Greek philosopher 427 BC - 347 BC
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    These, then, will be some of the features of democracy... it will be, in all likelihood, an agreeable, lawless, parti-colored commonwealth, dealing with all alike on a footing of equality, whether they be really equal or not.
  • Those are poets who write thoughts as fragrant as flowers, and in as many-colored words.
  • Kofi Annan
    Kofi Annan
    Ghanaian diplomat 1938-
    Kofi Annan
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    We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
    Source: Twitter (2016)
  • Angelina Grimke
    Angelina Grimke
    American activists and female advocates of abolition and women's rights 1805-1879
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    What man or woman of common sense now doubts the intellectual capacity of colored people? Who does not know, that with all our efforts as a nation to crush and annihilate the mind of this portion of our race, we have never yet been able to do it.
  • Angelina Grimke
    Angelina Grimke
    American activists and female advocates of abolition and women's rights 1805-1879
    Angelina Grimke
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    Women ought to feel a peculiar sympathy in the colored man's wrong, for, like him, she has been accused of mental inferiority, and denied the privileges of a liberal education.
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