Integration Quotes

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Malcolm X
“It's just like when you've got some coffee that's too black, which means it's too strong. What do you do? You integrate it with cream, you make it weak. But if you pour too much cream in it, you won't even know you ever had coffee. It used to be hot, it becomes cool. It used to be strong, it becomes weak. It used to wake you up, now it puts you to sleep.”
Malcolm X

C.G. Jung
“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular.”
C.G. Jung

J. Cornell Michel
“I like living in my head because in there, everyone is kind and innocent. Once you start integrating yourself into the world, you realize that people are nasty, mean creatures. They're worse than zombies. People try to crush your soul and destroy your happiness, but zombies just want to have a little nibble of your brain.”
J. Cornell Michel, Jordan's Brains: A Zombie Evolution

Malcolm X
“I believe in recognizing every human being as a human being--neither white, black, brown, or red; and when you are dealing with humanity as a family there's no question of integration or intermarriage. It's just one human being marrying another human being or one human being living around and with another human being.”
Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Richard M. Nixon
“If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.”
Richard Nixon

John Fowles
“He had the charm of all people who believe implicitly in themselves, that of integration.”
John Fowles, The Magus

Malcolm X
“These negroes aren't asking for no nation. They wanna crawl back on the plantation.”
Malcolm X

Walter Hooper
“Most Christians seem to have two kinds of lives, their so-called real life and their so-called religious one. Not (C. S.) Lewis. The barrier so many of us find between the visible and the invisible world was just not there for him. It had become natural for Lewis to live ordinary life in a supernatural way.”
Walter Hooper

Jason  Reynolds
“Brown v. Board of Education, 1954:
I’m sure you’ve heard of this one. If you live in the South and go to a diverse school, this is why. This was the case that said racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. The results: The schools began to mix. What’s really interesting about this case, though, something rarely discussed, is that it’s actually a pretty racist idea. I mean, what it basically suggests is that Black kids need a fair shot, and a fair shot is in White schools. I mean, why weren’t there any White kids integrating into Black schools? The assumption was that Black kids weren’t as intelligent because they weren’t around White kids, as if the mere presence of White kids would make Black kids better. Not. True. A good school is a good school, whether there are White people there or not. Oh, and of course people were pissed about this.”
Jason Reynolds, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

Rosa Parks
“Even when there was segregation there was plenty of integration in the South, but it was for the benefit and convenience of the white person, not us.”
Rosa Parks

Isaï Symens
“Why would you want to join a club that does not want you as a member? If a club does not want you as a member, start your own club.”
Isaï Symens

Stewart Stafford
“Being an immigrant is not a status but a state of mind. It doesn’t stop when you “assimilate” or “integrate” or when you go from being an “outsider” to an “insider.” It is what you think of yourself. You only really stop being an immigrant when you reject other immigrants and try to slam the door in their faces when they try to emulate you.”
Stewart Stafford

Ciela Wynter
“If we can’t see it, we cannot change it.”
Ciela Wynter, The Inner Journey: Discover Your True Self

Ciela Wynter
“Let meditation be your mirror. See how you treat it and begin to nurture this practice as if a rose in your personal garden, watch it flourish over time.”
Ciela Wynter, The Inner Journey: Discover Your True Self

Ciela Wynter
“We are an inner world yet to be discovered.”
Ciela Wynter, The Inner Journey: Discover Your True Self

Langston Hughes
“...Me, I do not want to go to no suburbans not even Brooklyn. But Joyce wants to integrate. She says America has got two cultures, which should not he divided as they now is, so let's leave Harlem."

"Don't you agree that Joyce is right?"

"White is right," said Simple, "so I have always heard. But I never did believe it. White folks do so much wrong! Not only do they mistreat me, but they mistreats themselves. Right now, all they got their minds on is shooting off rockets and sending up atom bombs and poisoning the air and fighting wars and Jim Crowing the universe."

"Why do you say 'Jim Crowing the universe'?" "Because I have not heard tell of no Negro astronaughts nowhere in space yet. This is serious, because if one of them white Southerners gets to the moon first, COLORED NOT ADMITTED signs will go up all over heaven as sure as God made little green apples, and Dixiecrats will be asking the man in the moon, 'Do you want your daughter to marry a Nigra?' Meanwhile, the N.A.A.C.P. will have to go to the Supreme Court, as usual, to get an edict for Negroes to even set foot on the moon. By that time, Roy Wilkins will be too old to make the trip, and me, too."

"But perhaps the Freedom Riders will go into orbit on their own," I said. "Or Harlem might vote Adam Powell into the Moon Congress.''

"One thing I know," said Simple, "is that Martin Luther King will pray himself up there. The moon must be a halfway stop on the way to Glory, and King will probably be arrested. I wonder if them Southerners will take police dogs to the moon?”
Langston Hughes, The Return of Simple

Louis Yako
“It is important to dedicate some space to discuss what one might call the hoax of diversity in the American workplaces, which entails putting ‘diverse’ faces of often low-paid employees at the forefront of most businesses to project the false impression that workplaces are diverse. It is pure tokenism.”
Louis Yako

Robert Alan
“Cultural differences should not separate us from each other, but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity.”
Robert Alan

“His healing was a process of self-reconciliation, accepting the darkest parts of himself and integrating them into who he knew himself to be.”
Valarie Kaur, See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love

Kabir Helminski
“There is no true justice without mercy. Mercy precedes everything, and it is why we are here. Mercy created us and is what is being revealed. The dervish dispenses, communicates, and shares that mercy. Sometimes wrath may be mixed in, but it is always in the service of mercy. God said to the Prophet, „We sent you only as a mercy to the Worlds.“ The dervish is one who is merciful. In Konya, over the entryway to the dergah where Mevlana (Rumi) is buried, is an inscription which says, „This is the Kaaba of the Lovers. Those who entered here became complete.“ The dervish walks the Path of completion. A Sufi has complete integration with life while remembering God with every breath. The great majority of Sufis have lived a family life, held a job, and contributed to society, while reaching extraordinary attainments of integrating the finite and the Infinite. They lived in a state of wahdat. (p. 76)”
Kabir Helminski, In the House of Remembering: The Living Tradition of Sufi Teaching

Abhijit Naskar
“Either integration or degradation.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Shape of A Human: Our America Their America

Jonathan Kozol
“A segregated education in America is unacceptable,' he [John Lewis] said. 'Integration is, it still remains, the goal worth fighting for. You should be fighting for it. We should be fighting for it. It is something that is good unto itself, apart from all the other arguments that can be made. This nation needs to be a family, and a family sits down for its dinner at a table, and we all deserve a place together at that table. And our children deserve to have a place together in their schools and classrooms, and they need to have that opportunity while they're still children, while they're in those years of innocence.
'You cannot deviate from this. You have to say, Some things are good and right unto themselves,”
Jonathan Kozol, The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America

Abhijit Naskar
“Integration is an act of love, not intellect.”
Abhijit Naskar, When Veins Ignite: Either Integration or Degradation

Abhijit Naskar
“No Throne, No Kingdom (The Sonnet)

I need no throne, I need no kingdom,
Human hearts are my heavenly abode.
I need no badge, I need no scepter,
Reason is my partner, warmth my zip code.
I need no praise, I need no offering,
A life of service is my paradise.
I need no reward, I need no award,
Nothing can put a price on sacrifice.
I know no etiquette, I know no manners,
These are all constructs of shallowness.
Humanity ought to drive behavior,
Humility destroys all narrowness.
To forge wholeness and sanity is our mission.
Ending all falsity let's be incarnate integration.”
Abhijit Naskar, When Veins Ignite: Either Integration or Degradation

Abhijit Naskar
“No help is insignificant,
No kindness is too puny.
With tiny steps we'll humanize the world,
When we see every human as family.”
Abhijit Naskar, Heart Force One: Need No Gun to Defend Society

Stephen Levine
“The mind divides the world into a million pieces. The heart makes it whole.”
Stephen Levine, Embracing the Beloved: Relationship as a Path of Awakening

“In conceptual integration theory, we create new emergent structure from fusing or blending shared topology from different domains, whether they are abstract or concrete.”
Margaret H Freeman, The Poem as Icon: A Study in Aesthetic Cognition

“My religion is the deep Silence in me.
I let the silence grow to help myself grow.
Like the peace and Bliss of dawn
The mist over the river
which soon clears
To let the light shine through
To let us see what is over there”
Ricky Saikia

“In this environment of hatred and distance we need to talk to each other, listen to each other, try to understand, disagree but with respect.”
Sheikh Gulzar for JK Integration

“Politicians can appease a particular section of society for their personal motives. But only at the cost of national integration.”
Dr. Ashok Anand

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