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).)
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).)
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).)
The white American man makes the white American woman maybe not superfluous but just a little kind of decoration. Not really important to turning around the wheels of the state. Well the black American woman has never been able to feel that way. No black American man at any time in our history in the United States has been able to feel that he didn't need that black woman right against him, shoulder to shoulderin that cotton field, on the auction block, in the ghetto, wherever.
(Maya Angelou (b. 1928), U.S. author, poet. interview, Nov. 21, 1973. "A Conversation with Maya Angelou," Conversations with Maya Angelou (1989).)
'If the universe has quantum properties like the atom, then black holes may exhibit entanglement through mass the way atoms exhibit entanglement through space. The result would be a quantum explanation of black holes. Essentially, black holes are entangled with wormholes as Einstein predicted. But, unlike Einstein's prediction, I predict that wormholes are the size of the universe. The wormhole expresses the limit of the universe: its impossibility. Thus, black matter is quantum impossibility. But it is also entangled WITH impossibility. In a sense, wormholes ARE determinism. Therefore, black holes are 'super-determined'.'