Black Quotes

Then all at once, with the mercurial changeability of the magnificently smashed, he forgot he was angry at her. “You know,” he said conversationally, “it’s a long time indeed I been wonderin’ why your own folk ever gave up so gorgeous a name as The Colored – I don’t understand it, be dipped if I […]

Finally the captain said, “Come here, nigger.” I walked directly to him. “What can I do for you?” I asked. “Nigger,” he said menacingly, “you’re supposed to be scared when you come in here!” – “I am fortified by truth, justice and Christ,” I said. “There is no need for me to fear.” He was […]

The haughty American nation – makes the Negro clean its boots and then proves the moral and physical inferiority of the Negro by the fact he is a bootblack.

Black families have always talked openly about white ancestors and relatives. In hotbeds of race-mixing like New Orleans or Charleston, S.C., black and white branches of a family sometimes lived so close at hand that they ran into one another on the street, and black children were warned that their pale relatives could react violently […]

There’s not enough troops in the Army… to force the Southern people to… admit the Negro race into our theaters, into our swimming pools, into our homes and into our churches.

You don’t think I care if a Negro comes into a drugstore to have a coke, do you?

White, adj. and not Black.

There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs – partly because […]

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, […]

The black man who cannot let love and sympathy go out to the white man is but half free. The white man who retards his own development by opposing the black man is but half free.