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It is a call for black people in this country to unite, to recognize their heritage, to build a sense of community. It is a call for black people to define their own goals, to lead their own organizations.
Abortion and racism are evil twins, born of the same lie. Where racism now hides its face in public, abortion is accomplishing the goals of which racism only once dreamed. Together, abortionists are destroying humanity at large and the black community in particular.
There are infinite shades of grey. Writing often appears so black and white.
The history of progress is written in the blood of men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause, as, for instance, the black man's right to his body, or woman's right to her soul.
God tells us not to judge one another, no matter what anyone's sexual preferences are or if they're black, brown or purple.
I had to confront my fears and master my every demonic thought about inferiority, insecurity, or the fear of being black, young, and gifted in this Western culture.
I have one good characteristic: I'm a pessimist, so I always imagine the worst - always. To me, the future is a black hole.
It's possible and available to any artist to be himself or herself on their own terms, to be accepted and embraced by black people. You don't have to be a thug to get love from black people.
The Holocaust, taken by itself, is a black hole. To look at it directly is to be swallowed up by it.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
The black person is the protagonist in most of my paintings. I realized that I didn't see many paintings with black people in them.
In the 21st century, white America got a wake-up call after 9/11/01. White America and the western world came to realize that people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just 'disappeared' as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring black concerns.
I'll shout it if they want: Down with isms! Up with a Left that is capable of thinking outside the box! In other words, I am more than completely cured of simplifications, of dividing the world into good and evil, of thinking in black and white. I have repented!
Black people comprehend the South. We understand its weight. It has rested on our backs... I knew that my heart would break if ever I put my foot down on that soil, moist, still, with old hurts. I had to face the fear/loathing at its source or it would consume me whole.
There was a while when I was feeling like, 'Damn, if I'd just been born black, I would not have to go through all this'.
It's so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that's what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower Is to bloom.
Over the generations, black leaders have ranged from noble souls to shameless charlatans.
I see America spreading disaster. I see America as a black curse upon the world. I see a long night settling in and that mushroom which has poisoned the world withering at the roots.
Black History Month must be more than just a month of remembrance; it should be a tribute to our history and reminder of the work that lies in the months and years ahead.
It's unfortunate that in an interview sometimes things can seem so black and white.
The breakdown of the black community, in order to maintain slavery, began with the breakdown of the black family. Men and women were not legally allowed to get married because you couldn't have that kind of love. It might get in the way of the economics of slavery. Your children could be taken from you and literally sold down the river.
I never saw music in terms of men and women or black and white. There was just cool and uncool.
Black women are the strongest most hardworking people on earth.
I find, in being black, a thing of beauty: a joy; a strength; a secret cup of gladness.
Celluloid will be the next decade's black and white.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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