African American Quotations

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CHILDREN
460. A white child might need a role model, but a black child needs more than that in this society. He needs hope.

Hank Aaron, 1934- Baseball star

461. Children have never been good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.

James Baldwin, 1924-1987 Writer and Activist

462. There is a sanctity involved with bringing a child into this world; it is better than bombing one out of it.

James Baldwin, 1924-1987 Writer and Activist

463. No child is ever spoiled by too much attention. It is the lack of attention that spoils.

Bessie Blake

464. A vast number of black and Latino youths in the inner cities are trying desperately to make some sense of their lives, But they are caught in a crossfire between a small group of sociopaths in their midst and the larger society that ignores their potential and has written them out of the future.

Greg Donaldson Author of The Ville: Cops and Kids in Urban America

465. For black folk who have too often been dismissed, stigmatized, or silenced without a hearing, we should be wary of repeating such rituals of repression on our own kids. Michael Eric Dyson, 1958- Scholar and Writer

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