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One ever feels his twoness-an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one read more

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.

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If violence is wrong in America, violence is wrong abroad. If it is wrong to be violent defending black women read more

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.

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African nationalism is meaningless, dangerous, anachronistic, if it is not, at the same time, pan-Africanism

African nationalism is meaningless, dangerous, anachronistic, if it is not, at the same time, pan-Africanism

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The minority of a country is never known to agree, except in its efforts to reduce and oppress the majority.

The minority of a country is never known to agree, except in its efforts to reduce and oppress the majority.

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But there are certain very practical things American Negro writers can do. And must do. There's a song that says, read more

But there are certain very practical things American Negro writers can do. And must do. There's a song that says, "the time ain't long." That song is right. Something has got to change in America—and change soon. We must help that change to come.

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I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, read more

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.

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If a man is in a minority of one, we lock him up.

If a man is in a minority of one, we lock him up.

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The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.

The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.

by Ayn Rand Found in: Minority Quotes,
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All history is a record of the power of minorities, and of minorities of one.

All history is a record of the power of minorities, and of minorities of one.

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Found in: Minority Quotes,
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