Quotes by Angela Y. Davis

Angela Y. Davis

American political activist, academic, and author

Alive from: 1944-

Category: Politics | Writers (Contemporary)

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    Radical simply means ''grasping things at the root.''
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    And I guess what I would say is that we can't think narrowly about movements for black liberation and we can't necessarily see this class division as simply a product or a certain strategy that black movements have developed for liberation.
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    As soon as my trial was over, we tried to use the energy that had developed around my case to create another organization, which we called the National Alliance against Racist and Political Repression.
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    Because it would be too agonizing to cope with the possibility that anyone, including our­ selves, could become a prisoner, we tend to think of the prison as disconnected from our own lives. This is even true for some of us, women as well as men, who have already experienced imprisonment.
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    But at the same time you can't assume that making a difference 20 years ago is going to allow you to sort of live on the laurels of those victories for the rest of your life.
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    First of all, I didn't suggest that we should simply get rid of all prisons.
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    Had it not been for slavery, the death penalty would have likely been abolished in America. Slavery became a haven for the death penalty.
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    I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
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    I have a hard time accepting diversity as a synonym for justice. Diversity is a corporate strategy.
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    I think that has to do with my awareness that in a sense we all have a certain measure of responsibility to those who have made it possible for us to take advantage of the opportunities.
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    I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement.
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    I'm involved in the work around prison rights in general.
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    I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change...I'm changing the things I cannot accept.
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    If they come for me in the morning, they will come for you in the night.
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    In a sense the quest for the emancipation of black people in the U.S. has always been a quest for economic liberation which means to a certain extent that the rise of black middle class would be inevitable.
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