Imagine the world polarized by skin color! Throughout history, blacks faced suppression from whites. Racial prejudice seeped deep into the social fabric. But things are changing. Black and white people are more conscious of the differences. Efforts are being made to bridge the gap. Here are some great black and white quotes, which add a fresh perspective to the issue of racism.
- William Wells Brown
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.
- Chris Rock
You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the US of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named 'Bush', 'Dick', and 'Colon.' Need I say more?
- Huey P. Newton
I do not expect the white media to create positive black male images.
- Alice Walker
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.
- Saul Alinsky
A racially integrated community is a chronological term timed from the entrance of the first black family to the exit of the last white family.
- Ray Stannard Baker
Measured by any standard, white or black, Washington must be regarded today as one of the great men of this country: and in the future he will be so honored.
- James A. Baldwin
The only thing that white people have that black people need, or should want, is power -- and no one holds power forever.
- Halle Berry
I don't see a white woman. I see a black woman, even though my mother is white. Knowing that has made my life easier, I think.
- A. Whitney Brown
A group of white South Africans recently killed a black lawyer because he was black. That was wrong. They should have killed him because he was a lawyer.
- Harper Lee
As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don't you forget it -- whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from; he is trash.