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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.
  • Hosea Ballou
    Hosea Ballou
    American Theologian, Founder of ''Universalism'' 1771-1852
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    A single bad habit will mar an otherwise faultless character, as an ink-drop soileth the pure white page.
  • 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.
  • Somers White
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    A good speaker is a good listener who hears what lessor speakers fail to.
  • William Shenstone
    William Shenstone
    English poet 1714-1763
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    A poet that fails in writing becomes often a morose critic. The weak and insipid white wine makes at length excellent vinegar.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Have you not a moist eye, a dry hand, a yellow cheek, a white beard, a decreasing leg, an increasing belly? Is not your voice broken, your wind short, your chin double, your wit single, and every part about you blasted with antiquity?
  • Junot Diaz
    Junot Diaz
    Dominican-American writer 1968-
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    I never hear white writers get asked, 'Do you worry about how you represent white people?'
    Source: Wildwood
  • E. B. White
    E. B. White
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    I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
  • Ben Klassen
    Ben Klassen
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    If there is one thing in this wonderful world of ours that is worth preserving, defending, and promoting, it is the White Race.
    Source: Natures Eternal Religion Natures Eternal Religion (1973), Ch. 2
  • 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.
  • Elwyn Brooks White
    Elwyn Brooks White
    American writer 1899-1985
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    The so-called science of poll-taking is not a science at all but mere necromancy. People are unpredictable by nature, and although you can take a nation's pulse, you can't be sure that the nation hasn't just run up a flight of stairs.
  • Booker T. Washington
    Booker T. Washington
    American Black Leader and Educator 1856-1915
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    To those of my race who... underestimate the importance of cultivating friendly relations with the Southern white man, who is their next-door neighbor, I would say, 'Cast down your bucket where you are'—cast it down in making friends in every manly way of the people of all races by whom we are surrounded.
    Source: Address at Atlanta International Exposition, Atlanta, Ga., 18 September 1895
  • 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.
  • Bryan Burrough
    Bryan Burrough
    American author and correspondent 1961-
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    'Bonnie and Clyde,' while one of the best movies ever made, was far more interested in portraying Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker as romantic anti-establishment Robin Hoods than what they really were: white-trash spree killers.
  • 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.
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