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Quotations About / On: BLACK

  • 1.
    Better have a black face than be worried about black deeds.
    (Robert N. Lee, and Rowland V. Lee. Tom Clink (Ernest Cossart), Tower of London, to his young apprentice, who wants to watch an execution (1939).)
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  • 2.
    The myth of black women profiting at the expense of black men is the oldest rap around.
    (Johnnetta Betsch Cole (b. 1936), African American educator. As quoted in I Dream a World, by Brian Lanker (1989). At this time, Cole was the President of Spelman College, a historically African American women's institution.)
  • 3.
    The world is not black and white. More like black and grey.
    (Graham Greene (1904-1991), British novelist. quoted in Observer (London, Jan. 2, 1983).)
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  • 4.
    The twilight is long fingers and black hair.
    (Allen Tate (1899-1979), U.S. poet, critic. "Long Fingers.")
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  • 5.
    In the United States the whites speak well of the Blacks but think bad about them, whereas the Blacks talk bad and think bad about the whites. Whites fear Blacks, because they have a bad conscience, and Blacks hate whites because they need not have a bad conscience.
    (Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Sentences from America, no. 48 (1970).)
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  • 6.
    If we became students of Malcolm X, we would not have young black men out there killing each other like they're killing each other now. Young black men would not be impregnating young black women at the rate going on now. We'd not have the drugs we have now, or the alcoholism.
    (Spike Lee (b. 1956), U.S. film director. interview in i-D (London, Jan. 1993).)
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  • 7.
    A body would think that your heart was as black as your face. People thinks now that sweeps is black all through instead of black all over.
    (Robert N. Lee, and Rowland V. Lee. Tom Clink (Ernest Cossart), Tower of London, to his young apprentice, who wants to watch an execution (1939).)
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  • 8.
    A black boxer's career is the perfect metaphor for the career of a black male. Every day is like being in the gym, sparring with impersonal opponents as one faces the rudeness and hostility that a black male must confront in the United States, where he is the object of both fear and fascination.
    (Ishmael Reed (b. 1938), U.S. novelist, poet, essayist. Writin' Is Fightin', "Boxing on Paper: Thirty-Seven Years Later," Atheneum (1988).)
  • 9.
    Elvis' disappearing body is like a flashing event horizon at the edge of the black hole that is America today.
    (Arthur Kroker (b. 1945), Canadian sociologist, Marilouise Kroker, and David Cook (b. 1946). "Why Panic?" Panic Encyclopedia (1989).)
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  • 10.
    ... the Black woman in America can justly be described as a "slave of a slave."
    (Frances Beale, African American feminist and civil rights activist. The Black Woman, ch. 14 (1970).)
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