Black and white dating quotes
Both races need to understand that their rights and duties are mutual and equal and their interests in the common good are idential....
There is no help or healing in apparaising past responsibilities or in present apportioning of praise or blame. They are, in effect, still trapped in a history which they do not understand; and until they understand it, they cannot be released from it.
But it wasn’t the jungle blacks brought with them to this place from the other (livable) place. But I'm just like the women you see walking on the side of the road with their laundry baskets and their Bibles.
I'm just like the old men pedaling their rusty bicycles.
Whenever equality becomes a mundane fact in itself, without any gauge by which it may be measured or explained, then there is one chance in a hundred that it will be recognized simply as a working principle of a political organization in which otherwise unequal people have equal rights; there are ninety-nine chances that it will be mistaken for an innate quality of every individual, who is “normal” if he is like everybody else and “abnormal” if he happens to be different.
The terrible thing, old buddy, is that you must accept them. Many of them, indeed, know better, but, as you will discover, people find it very difficult to act on what they know.” ― James Baldwin, “The emotions between the races could never be pure; even love was tarnished by the desire to find in the other some element that was missing in ourselves. Made them bloody, silly, worse than even they wanted to be, so scared were they of the jungle they had made.They were people turned to fuel for the American machine.Enslavement was not destined to end, and it is wrong to claim our present circumstance—no matter how improved—as the redemption for the lives of people who never asked for the posthumous, untouchable glory of dying for their children. This nation shouldn't exist, if there is any justice in the world, for its foundations are murder, theft, and cruelty.And so to challenge the police is to challenge the American people who send them into the ghettos armed with the same self-generated fears that compelled the people who think they are white to flee the cities and into the Dream.The problem with the police is not that they are fascist pigs but that our country is ruled by majoritarian pigs.” ― Ta-Nehisi Coates, “Without the presence of black people in America, European-Americans would not be "white"-- they would be Irish, Italians, Poles, Welsh, and other engaged in class, ethnic, and gender struggles over resources and identity. 107-108)” ― Cornel West, “Some problems we share as women, some we do not.
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Whether we sought out our demons or salvation, the other race would always remain just that: menacing, alien, and apart.” ― Barack Obama, “Whitepeople believed that whatever the manners, under every dark skin was a jungle. In, through and after life, it spread, until it invaded the whites who had made it. The screaming baboon lived under their own white skin; the red gums were their own.” ― Toni Morrison, “Every morning when I wake up and look in the mirror, I see a black face and I love it.