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Black People Quotes

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I'm for human lib, the liberation of all people,
not just black people or female people or gay people.
- Richard Pryor

The draft is white people sending black people to fight yellow people
to protect the country they stole from red people.
- James Rado

Well of course there's been a great deal of progress over the last 40 years.
We don't have laws that segregate black people within the society any longer.
- Angela Davis

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You know why we're stuck with the myth that only black people have soul?
Because white people don't let themselves feel things.
- Janis Joplin

There is nothing of any consequence in education, in the economy,
in city planning, in social policy that does not concern black people.
- Toni Morrison


The only thing that white people have that black people need,
or should want, is power-and no one holds power forever.
- James A. Baldwin

The tea baggers. The one thing they hate is when you call them racist. The other thing they hate is black people. But they won't say it.
- Bill Maher

I think race has been a burden for black Americans. Being Muslim has also been a challenge because so many people do not understand Islam.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I don't want to have people brought in simply because they are black or Asian.
- Trevor Phillips

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.
- Alice Walker

What I really resent most about people sticking labels on you is that it cuts off all the other elements of what you are because it can only deal with black and white; the cartoon.
- Siouxsie Sioux

I'd like to state that Spike Lee is not saying that African American culture is just for black people alone to enjoy and cherish. Culture is for everybody.
- Spike Lee

The reason people think it's important to be white is that they think it's important not to be black.
- James Baldwin

The only politics in this country that's relevant to black people today is the politics of revolution... none other.
- H. Rap Brown

In all my novels, I deal with the many problems and prejudices which exist for Black people in Britain today.
- Buchi Emecheta

I was the only Black person on the set.
It was unusual for me to be in a circumstance in which every move I made
was tantamount to representation of 18 million people.
- Sidney Poitier

I go out with white women.
This makes a lot of people unhappy, mostly black women.
- Dennis Rodman

There are those who believe Black people possess the secret of joy and that it is this that will sustain them through any spiritual or moral or physical devastation.
- Alice Walker

A lot of black people believe that Jews in this country have become white. They behave like white people rather than Jewish people.
- Toni Morrison

Last year, when we were in Mobile, Al., covering Hurricane Ivan, we heard the stories of poor people, many of them black stranded downtown because they had no way out.
- Al Roker

I think it talks about the fact that there are black people in the world who have tremendous amount of talents and have no channel through which they can those talents.
- Joe Morton

There are no black people in Iraq, so how will they know who to shoot at?
- Greg Giraldo

Black people must address itself to the causes of poverty. That's oppression in this country.
- H. Rap Brown

Black people are victims of an enormous amount of violence. None of those things can take place without the complicity of the people who run the schools and the city.
- Toni Morrison

A major problem for Black women, and all people of color, when we are challenged to oppose anti-Semitism, is our profound scepticism that white people can actually be oppressed.
- Barbara Smith

We don't have a full black community in Boston. Our people are scattered. There's a middle class where I live in Highland Park but it's not like a piece of Washington or Chicago.
- Henry Hampton

We want to take good tidings home to our people, that they may sleep in peace.
- Black Kettle

Black people have always been used as a buffer in this country between powers to prevent class war.
- Toni Morrison

I spent seven months in Africa and came back saying there isn't anything you can say about black people that you couldn't say about, say, pink people except that they're black.
- Larry Rivers

I'm always annoyed about why black people have to bear the brunt of everybody else's contempt. If we are not totally understanding and smiling, suddenly we're demons.
- Toni Morrison

I had this stereotypical view that black people apart from me probably threw stones and lived in huts.
- Trisha Goddard

Any film I do is not going to change the way black women have been portrayed, or black people have been portrayed, in cinema since the days of D.W. Griffith.
- Spike Lee

The people who couldn't get out of New Orleans to escape the storm were predominantly Black.
- Charles Rangel

The myths that are created about the South, about the way we grew up, about black people, are wrong.
- Clarence Thomas

Black people don't even question things any more, they simply follow the lead.
- Tim Reid

This is about black people selling out other black people.
- John Mellencamp

For a long time I was convinced that the conflict between Jewish people and black people in this country was a media event.
- Toni Morrison

They're keeping friction going between people from the East and the West. One thing we all got in common is your color, which is Black and Latino, which is our family.
- Afrika Bambaataa

It will take very sophisticated marketing to achieve our aim of bringing more black people into the theater.
- Alvin Ailey

Did people think I sounded black? Totally, but that was a marketing tool as well, but also this is how I grew up and these are my influences.
- Taylor Dayne

So black people all across this country are uniting. They must unite, and they must organize themselves.
- H. Rap Brown

Terrorism is not new to black people.
- Vernon Jordan

When you were growing up in the 30s, 20s, of course the 40s, all black people at least in the Washington, D.C., area were required to live among themselves.
- Ed Smith

A lot of people don't know that my father is black.
- Ryan Giggs

Black people don't have an accurate idea of their history, which has been either suppressed or distorted.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

In those days, man, in the '50s, black people in the South... We didn't recognize contracts that much. And we didn't recognize marriages that much, either.
- Ike Turner

The black market was a way of getting around government controls. It was a way of enabling the free market to work. It was a way of opening up, enabling people.
- Milton Friedman

Even during my youth, I can recall very few black people living on any kind of public assistance. People were working, doing some kind of job that was useful to the community.
- Ed Smith

Too many people, because they were white and poor, black and rich, or just plain busy with something other than politics, have felt they had no voice in our government.
- Mark Sanford

Black jurors sit on juries every day and convict black people every day.
- Johnnie Cochran

I understand what rappers are talking about. I think rap is less about educating people about the black community and more about making money.
- Dennis Rodman

Segregation was wrong when it was forced by white people, and I believe it is still wrong when it is requested by black people.
- Coretta Scott King

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.
- Mo Udall

I think the rich are too rich and the poor are too poor. I don't think the black people are going to rise at all; I think most of them are going to die.
- Nina Simone

Black people dominate sports in the United States. 20% of the population and 90% of the final four.
- Chris Rock

The Minutemen were seen as more of an art thing than Black Flag, although I didn't see them that way. It confused people when we put out Saccharine Trust, too.
- Greg Ginn

People hear the soul, black influence in my voice. I grew up listening to CKLW and all the black stations like WLBS.
- Madonna Ciccone

When I look into the crowd, I see young and old, black and white - it's amazing that I'm able to connect with so many different kinds of people.
- Patti LaBelle

I mean, I'm pretty good in real life, but sometimes people seem surprised that I'm like a normal teenager and wear black nail polish and I'm just a little bit more edgy than the person I play on television.
- Brittany Snow

It only takes five people in black robes to determine such crucial issues for our country
as abortion, pornography, same-sex 'marriage,' and religious liberties.
- Richard Land

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

For generations, even many otherwise decent white Southerners learned to despise black people.
- Linda Chavez

All I demand for the black man is, that the white people shall take their heels off his neck, and let him have a chance to rise by his own efforts.
- William Wells Brown

It comes down to this: black people were stripped of our identities when we were brought here, and it's been a quest since then to define who we are.
- Spike Lee

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