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African American

«African nationalism is meaningless, dangerous, anachronistic, if it is not, at the same time, pan-Africanism»
«Black women have always been these vixens, these animalistic erotic women. Why can't we just be the sexy American girl next door?»
«One ever feels his twoness-an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.»
«Black people dominate sports in the United States. 20% of the population and 90% of the final four. We own this shit. Basketball, baseball, football, golf, tennis, and as soon as they make a heated hockey rink we'll take that shit too.»
«If violence is wrong in America, violence is wrong abroad. If it is wrong to be violent defending black women and black children and black babies and black men, then it is wrong for America to draft us, and make us violent abroad in defense of her. And if it is right for America to draft us, and teach us how to be violent in defense of her, then it is right for you and me to do whatever is necessary to defend our own people right here in this country.»
«I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.»
«The simple truth is that balding African-American men look cool when they shave their heads, whereas balding white men look like giant thumbs.»
«Only in the case of the Negro has the melting pot failed to bring a minority into the full stream of American life»
«To be a Negro in America is to hope against hope.»
«The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerence. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not ent»