African American Quotations

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531.The ghettos in America are like the native reserves in South Africa. They symbolize the Negro as unacceptable, inferior, and kept apart.

Ralph Bunche, 1904-1971 Statesman

532.The dark ghettos are social, political, educational and--above all-- economic colonies. Their inhabitants are subject peoples, victims of the greed, cruelty, insensitivity, guilt, and fear of their masters.

Kenneth B. Clark, 1914- Social psychologist

533.The group I was in had the most classically cogent analysis: that blacks were, in effect, a people subjected to community imperialism or domestic colonialism, that their position was analogous to that of the Algerians vis a vis France, or that of the Angolans vis a vis Portugal, and that in order to achieve self-determination we had to engage in the struggle for liberation from the political and economic and social structures of the mainstream society.

Kathleen Cleaver, 1945- Law professor

534.They often take the kindest white people to colonize the colored community.

Walter Mosley, 1952- Writer


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