Quotes

11 November 2014
What had begun as a movement to free all black people from racist oppression became a movement with its primary goal the establishment of black male patriarchy.
11 November 2014
Had middle class black women begun a movement in which they had labeled themselves "oppressed," no one would have taken them seriously.
11 November 2014
Being oppressed means the absence of choices.
11 November 2014
Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books.
11 November 2014
... the function of art is to do more than tell it like it is—it's to imagine what is possible.
11 November 2014
The political core of any movement for freedom in the society has to have the political imperative to protect free speech.
11 November 2014
The academy is not paradise. But learning is a place where paradise can be created.
11 November 2014
Class is rarely talked about in the United States; nowhere is there a more intense silence about the reality of class differences than in educational settings.
11 November 2014
Like desire, language disrupts, refuses to be contained within boundaries.
11 November 2014
Assumptions that racism is more oppressive to black men than black women, then and now ... based on acceptance of patriarchal notions of masculinity.

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