Words matter. These are the best Blacks Quotes from famous people such as Clarence Thomas, KRS-One, Jesse Lee Peterson, Rabih Alameddine, Constance Baker Motley, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I disagree with the prevailing point of view of some black leaders that special treatment for blacks is acceptable.
The only time you had blacks, whites, and Latinos jamming together was in hip-hop. It’s an unsung history.
Republicans have to tell the truth about the issues impacting the black community. The must focus on restoring the black family, jobs, safe communities, and better schools. They have to make sure not to pander to blacks by treating them like victims or as ‘special minority’ group.
The relationship between France and its ‘foreign’ players – blacks and North African Arabs – has always been troubled, particularly with Algerians.
There is no longer a single common impediment to blacks emerging in this society.
Voter ID laws have a disproportionate impact on groups that lean democratic – including blacks, hispanics and students.
Normally, ‘black responsibility’ is a forbidden phrase for a black leader — not because blacks reject responsibility, but because even the idea of black responsibility weakens moral leverage over whites.
America has granted every wish of black Americans. It has made government the head of the black family; it has integrated the schools and neighborhoods; it has given blacks welfare and affirmative action; it has even apologized through Bill Clinton. There is simply nothing else that America can or should do.
For complicated historical and political reasons, we associate ‘poor’ in our public consciousness with ‘black.’ Terms such as ‘welfare queen’ and ‘culture of poverty’ became associated uniquely with the social maladies of African Americans in urban ghettos, despite the fact that poor whites outnumbered poor blacks.
I grew up in Los Angeles when the racial tensions between blacks and Mexicans were very high. Gang violence was very prevalent.
Many of the master chefs in the South, both the upper South as well as the deep South, were blacks and many of those people came here to Washington, D.C., and opened up establishments. Very, very few of them have survived. But they certainly were very prominent.
In 1975 I was among a group of blacks who formed the Black Americans in Support of Israel Committee.
The demise of Reconstruction had made it hard for blacks to acquire capital or to pass on property to their children. As blacks were driven from all but the most limited spheres of business and political life, the prestige of the professional rose in the black community.
Obama kept blacks broke and angry the entire eight years he was in office.
For decades, many blacks were reluctant to pursue a profession that was associated with servitude. If you went to school, it was to become a lawyer or doctor. Older generations didn’t understand why one would spend money to learn how to chop, peel, dice, and saute vegetables when that trade could be taught at home.
We’re in the same ghettos, same inner cities, and we’re suffering from the same problems. Every problem the blacks have, the Latinos have.
Republicans need to stop complaining about blacks voting over 90% for Democrats. If they’re not willing to compete in those neighborhoods, they will keep losing those voters.
I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash.
The history of blacks is complicated, fragmented, disturbing to contemplate – not a neat trail of challenges met or of felled trees blocking the path to the mountain top.
Despite allegations by liberal advocacy groups that voter suppression tactics by the right hindered minority voting, blacks represented 13 percent of the electorate in 2012, a percentage about equivalent with 2008.
I grew up in a time when there was real segregation. And blacks during the 50s and so forth took a lot of responsibility for their lives because the government didn’t.
I have often said one of the reasons more blacks don’t support Republicans is because they don’t trust the GOP establishment.
One puts on black robes to scare the hell out of white people, while the other puts on white robes to scare the hell out of blacks.
Blacks are tired of seeing whites saying, ‘I understand you.’ You need a black to direct a black film.
The social scene in Daytona Beach was simple. The white cats surf, and the blacks play music.
When blacks become humanly visible, when their true beliefs are known, their mask shatters and their symbiotic bond with whites is broken.
When you lose for the All Blacks it’s not a nice feeling. Expectations on us are pretty high. We have high standards and we know if we’ve let ourselves or let the jersey down.
Why don’t we hear more about and from Asians when it comes to race in America? Are Asians the new Invisible Man – there but not there? In some ways, yeah. Blacks and whites are always carping about the metrics of racism. And any conversation about immigration reform is immediately flipped into a referendum on Hispanics.
Republicans passed the Fourteenth Amendment, securing for blacks equal rights under the law, and the Fifteenth Amendment, giving blacks the right to vote, over the Democrats’ opposition.
Sharpton and Jackson are ‘race brokers.’ Their job is to define black identity and then keep blacks in line to vote to the highest Democratic bidder that serves their purposes. ‘Black enough’ is just another tool in the bamboozler’s toolbox.
For blacks in our society, victimization may be a true issue. But it isn’t a true issue for women. Neither men nor women are victimized. The true issue, that I try to point out, is that both sexes suffer restricted roles.
Why should blacks feel elated about seeing men walk on the moon when millions of poor blacks and whites don’t have enough money to buy food to eat on earth?
In fact, there is clear evidence of black intellectual superiority: in 1984, 92 percent of blacks voted to retire Ronald Reagan, compared to only 36 percent of whites.
I decided blacks should not have to experience the difficulties I had faced, so I decided to open a flying school and teach other black women to fly.
It is time to celebrate the New Black Americans – those who have sealed the Deal, who aren’t beholden to liberal indulgence any more than they are to the disdain of the hard Right. It is time to praise blacks who are merely undeniable in their individuality and exemplary in their levels of achievement.
I came into my teens unaware that most Americans, blacks as well as whites, were ignorant of the main facts of Negro history. And so it was the facts of other histories that I found most intriguing. I fell into a U.S. history major by chance late in my second year at Fisk University.
Since neither black animosity nor the Left’s falsehood of ‘racial tensions’ is based on the actual behavior of the vast majority of white Americans, nothing white America could do will affect either many blacks’ perceptions or the leftist libel.
The racism of the Nazis threatened to make whatever we had experienced look like child’s play. If they could be so brutal to the Jews, what would they do to the blacks? So large numbers of black young men and women rallied to the defence of the empire.
Blacks in America want to forget about slavery – the stigma, the shame. If you can’t be who you are, who can you be? How can you know what to do? We have our history. We have our book, and that is the blues.
When we’re talking about slavery… we’re really talking about the web of relationships that exists between whites and blacks from 1619 to 1865 to now.
I have my misgivings about 3-D. I don’t like the lack of blacks and whites, how it dulls the image, how the color gets corrupted. I don’t necessarily like the experience of having heavy glasses in front of me.
One drop of black blood and you’re black. That was the rule. That’s what kept the wall between whites and blacks was this one drop rule. So I was raised with absolutely no ambiguity about that.
That’s the way blacks have been encouraged to think: that we got to stick together. You’ve got a situation today where if a black person says he thinks O.J. Simpson’s guilty, other blacks will cut their eyes at him and say, ‘You ought to go somewhere and sit down and shut up.’
Blacks have had to learn to protect themselves by being cynical but not cynical enough to slam the door on potential opportunities. We go through life walking a tightrope to prevent too much disillusionment.
The problem is, authentic hip-hop culture is street culture. And so you’ve got middle-class blacks really emulating the norms of the South Bronx, which is not really in their best interests.
The Jewish background is not that far from the black groove. Blacks are downtrodden, Jews are downtrodden, therefore they have something in common in that affliction. Being downtrodden often makes one more empathetic and sympathetic.
I think that most of the young officers I know are leftists and liberals and Democrats. And the reason is this: All of our soldiers, the men that work for us directly, are minorities – blacks or Latinos. And we empathize with them. Our job is to advise them and help them.