Quotes by Stokely Carmichael

Stokely Carmichael

Stokely Carmichael

American activist

Alive from: 1941-1998

Category: Politics

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    Before a group can enter the open society, it must first close ranks.
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    Capitalism is a stupid system, a backward system.
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    I also know that while I am black I am a human being, and therefore I have the right to go into any public place. White people didn't know that. Every time I tried to go into a place they stopped me.
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    I maintain that every civil rights bill in this country was passed for white people, not for black people.
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    One of the tragedies of the struggle against racism is that up to now there has been no national organization which could speak to the growing militancy of young black people in the urban ghetto.
    Source: What we want (1966)
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    Our grandfathers had to run, run, run. My generation's out of breath. We ain't running no more.
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    Our noses are broad, our lips are thick, our hair is nappy-we are black and beautiful!
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    Seems to me that the institutions that function in this country are clearly racist, and that they're built upon racism.
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    The masses don't shed their blood for the benefit of a few individuals.
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    The philosophers Camus and Sartre raise the question whether or not a man can condemn himself.
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    The secret of life is to have no fear; it's the only way to function.
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    The time for running has come to an end. You tell them white folk in Mississippi that all the scared niggers are dead!
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    There has been only a civil rights movement, whose tone of voice was adapted to an audience of liberal whites.
    Source: What we want (1966)
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    There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience.
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    We were aware of the fact that death walks hand in hand with struggle.
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