Quotes About Black People

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Carter G. Woodson
“At this moment, then, the Negroes must begin to do the very thing which they have been taught that they cannot do.”
Carter G. Woodson

Slavoj Žižek
“For the multiculturalist, white Anglo-Saxon Protestants are prohibited, Italians and Irish get a little respect, blacks are good, native Americans are even better. The further away we go, the more they deserve respect. This is a kind of inverted, patronising respect that puts everyone at a distance.”
Slavoj Žižek

“لا فرق بين عربي و لا أعجمي و لا أبيض ولا أسود إلا بالتقوى

There is no difference between the black, white, the Arab, the non-Arab except by the level of piety.”

Charles Darwin
“At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilised races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace throughout the world the savage races. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes, as Professor Schaaffhausen has remarked, will no doubt be exterminated. The break will then be rendered wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilised state as we may hope, than the Caucasian and some ape as low as a baboon, instead of as at present between the negro or Australian and the gorilla.”
Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man

Brandi L. Bates
“On Slavery: The saddest slap in the face is we have NO monument, no real statues or memorials, no special day of Atonement or Remembrance (NOT ONE), no thanks for 400+ years of free labor, forced servitude across the Trans-Atlantic, ass beatings, buying ourselves and families out of slavery, rape and plunder...but everyone else has monuments, special museums, and even movies. This is what America thinks of black people, so-called black president and all, who has been largely silent on this subject...we'll even celebrate Leprechauns, Easter Bunnies, and Secretary's Day before we acknowledge our history.”
Brandi L. Bates

N.K. Jemisin
“In the future, as in the present, as in the past, black people will build many new worlds.

This is true. I will make it so. And you will help me.”
N.K. Jemisin

Chris Crutcher
“Does anyone in this room have it?"
"No, Chris, no one here has it."
"How do you know?"
"Because the mark was dark skin. Negroes are the descendants of Cain."
I didn't have my civil-rights sensibilities yet, but I was starting to get a bad feeling about God....”
Chris Crutcher, King of the Mild Frontier: An Ill-Advised Autobiography

Habeeb Akande
“Thank God for good genes and cocoa butter!”
Habeeb Akande

Zadie Smith
“Some of us are happy with our African hair, thank you very much. I don't want some poor Indian girl's hair. And I wish to God I could buy black hair products from black people for once. How we going to make it in this country if we don't make our own business?”
Zadie Smith, White Teeth

Michael Chabon
“Black people live their whole lives in a fantasy world, it's just not their fantasy.”
Michael Chabon, Telegraph Avenue

John Cage
“The reason we life black people isn't because they're black. We like them because they're not as grey as we are.”
John Cage, M: Writings '67-'72

Raynetta Manees
“This book is dedicated to every woman who has ever felt self-conscious about her size. Outer beauty comes in all sizes, shapes, heights, ages, and colors. And inner beauty will always shine through, no matter what the packaging.”
Raynetta Manees, Fantasy

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