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  • Thurgood Marshall
    Thurgood Marshall
    American lawyer, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court 1908-1993
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    A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for.
  • Good luck needs no explanation.
  • Louis Aragon
    Louis Aragon
    French poet 1897-1982
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    Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.
  • Toni Morrison
    Toni Morrison
    American novelist, essayist, editor 1931-
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    Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form.
  • Dick Gregory
    Dick Gregory
    African-American comedian, civil rights activist, social critic, writer and entrepreneur 1932-2017
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    Civil Rights: What black folks are given in the U.S. on the installment plan, as in civil-rights bills. Not to be confused with human rights, which are the dignity, stature, humanity, respect, and freedom belonging to all people by right of their birth.
  • George L. Jackson
    George L. Jackson
    African-American author and activist 1941-1971
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    Most of today's black convicts have come to understand that they are the most abused victims of an unrighteous order.
  • Bell Hooks
    Bell Hooks
    American author, professor, feminist (born G.J.Watkins) 1952-
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    No other group in America has so had their identity socialized out of existence as have black women... When black people are talked about the focus tends to be on black men; and when women are talked about the focus tends to be on white women.
  • Jean Genet
    Jean Genet
    French Playwright, Novelist 1910-1986
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    What I did not yet know so intensely was the hatred of the white American for the black, a hatred so deep that I wonder if every white man in this country, when he plants a tree, doesn't see Negroes hanging from its branches.
  • Spiro T. Agnew
    Spiro T. Agnew
    39th Vice President of the United States, 1918-1996
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    Yippies, Hippies, Yahoos, Black Panthers, lions and tigers alike - I would swap the whole damn zoo for the kind of young Americans I saw in Vietnam.
  • Ben Shapiro
    Ben Shapiro
    American conservative political commentator and attorney 1984-
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    'The Butler' has virtually nothing in common with its source material, the life of White House butler Gene Allen, except for the fact that the main character of the film and Allen were both black butlers in the White House.
  • Bell Hooks
    Bell Hooks
    American author, professor, feminist (born G.J.Watkins) 1952-
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    ... no Black woman can become an intellectual without decolonizing her mind.
  • Bell Hooks
    Bell Hooks
    American author, professor, feminist (born G.J.Watkins) 1952-
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    ...there is an element of Play that is almost ritualistic in Black folk life. It serves to mediate the tensions, stress, and pain of constant exploitation and oppression.
  • A custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in the black, stinking fume thereof nearest resembling the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless.
  • A. Whitney Brown
    A. Whitney Brown
    American writer and comedian 1952-
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    A group of white South Africans recently killed a black lawyer because he was black. That was wrong. They should have killed him because he was a lawyer.
  • Barbara Smith
    Barbara Smith
    American lesbian feminist and socialist 1946-
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    A major problem for Black women, and all people of color, when we are challenged to oppose anti-Semitism, is our profound scepticism that white people can actually be oppressed.
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