Negro Quotes

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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

John  Adams
“Negro Slavery is an evil of Colossal magnitude and I am utterly averse to the admission of Slavery into the Missouri Territories.”
John Adams, Familiar Letters Of John Adams And His Wife Abigail Adams During The Revolution: With A Memoir Of Mrs. Adams

Malcolm X
“No, there is plenty wrong with Negroes. They have no society. They’re robots, automatons. No minds of their own. I hate to say that about us, but it’s the truth. They are a black body with a white brain.”
Malcolm X

William Faulkner
“He got off on Lincoln and slavery and dared any man there to deny that Lincoln and the negro and Moses and the children of Israel were the same, and that the Red Sea was just the blood that had to be spilled in order that the black race might cross into the Promised Land.”
William Faulkner

L.A. Serröt
“Algunos dicen que este mundo está gobernado por la eterna batalla entre el bien y el mal, negro y blanco. Pero yo digo que no. La guerra es entre el negro, el blanco y el gris.”
L.A. Serröt, Gris

Georgia Douglas Johnson
“How much living have you done?
From it the patterns that you weave
Are imaged:
Your own life is your totem pole,
Your yard of cloth,
Your living.

How much loving have you done?
How full and free your giving?
For living is but loving
And loving only giving.”
Georgia Douglas Johnson

Tony Halme
“Negro eli neekeri on ihan eri asia kuin nigger eli nekru.”
Tony Halme, Tuomiopäivä

John Howard Griffin
“Eventually, some black thinkers believe, this "separation" may be the shortest route to an authentic communication at some future date when blacks and whites can enter into encounters in which they truly speak as equals and in which the white man will no longer load every phrase with unconscious suggestions that he has something to "concede" to black men or that he wants to help black men "overcome" their blackness.”
John Howard Griffin, Black Like Me

A.G. Graham
“I remember the first time I ever saw you, the day you came. L.J. and I were so excited about this new person that came into the family like a storm blowing over the Bradshaw’s. We’d never seen a Negro before.”
A.G. Graham, Yavapai County Line: West of the Divide Book 1

“the deficiency of the negro race is not as a result of the deluge number of bad leaders;rather, its is an outcome of the shortage of young negro intellect ready to lead a revolutionary africa.”
victor adeagbo

Jorge Amado
“Господь улыбается, как негритенок. («Генералы песчаных карьеров»)”
Jorge Amado, Capitães da Areia

“Cualquier dejo de verdad que hubiera comenzado a florecer en el corazón de la joven, pronto comenzó a marchitarse”
Isha Judd, El diamante negro de Atlantis

James Baldwin
“In Harlem, Negro policemen are feared more than whites, for they have more to prove and fewer ways to prove it”
James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son

Joe Okonkwo
“He so often felt as though he hailed from a different species, not quite human. He’d always been different, had never fit. Negroes looked at him askance, questioning his credentials as a Negro man. Whites did, too. For both groups, he wasn’t Negro enough.”
Joe Okonkwo, Jazz Moon