Quotations About / On: BLACK

  • 11.
    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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  • 12.
    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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  • 13.
    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).)
  • 14.
    Grey hair or baldness are better than losing head when it is black.
    (Living whole life is better.)
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  • 15.
    Black people can't solve white racism.
    (Kathryn Bullington)
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  • 16.
    ... 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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  • 17.
    Irish Americans are about as Irish as black Americans are African.
    (Bob Geldof (b. 1954), Irish rock singer. Quoted in Observer (London, June 22, 1986).)
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  • 18.
    It's given new meaning to me of the scientific term black hole.
    (Don Logan, U.S. businessman, president and chief executive of Time Inc. His response when asked how much his company had spent in the last year to develop Pathfinder, Time Inc.'S site on the World Wide Web. Quoted in New York Times, p. D7 (November 13, 1995).)
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  • 19.
    The empowerment of black women constitutes ... the empowerment of our entire community.
    (Kimberly Crenshaw (b. 1959), African American author. Race-ing Justice, En-gendering Power, ch. 14 (1992).)
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  • 20.
    After all, the wool of a black sheep is just as warm.
    (Ernest Lehman (b. 1920), U.S. screenwriter. Sister Margaretta (Anna Lee), The Sound of Music, speaking of Maria (Julie Andrews) (1965).)
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