“When George Bush used the Willie Horton ad, he knew what he was doing.” Politician Paul Tsongas.
“The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.” Marcus Garvey.
“I refuse to act as if this is the new normal.” President Obama on the Charleston shooting.
“I’m trying to break out of my shell, but I guess there is no shell. I guess this is just how I am—I’m just quiet and distant…I don’t like being this way, but it’s just natural to me now.” Kalief Browder interview with The New Yorker.
“Black Americans were exchanged for a sense of white security.” Douglas A. Blackmon, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. Continue reading
“We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” Opinion of the court delivered by Chief Justice Earl Warren. Continue reading
“The Fourteenth Amendment requires that the freedom of choice to marry not be restricted by invidious racial discrimination.” Opinion of the court delivered by Chief Justice Earl Warren.
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, colour or previous condition of servitude.” Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Continue reading
“Let us mark this day in remembrance of who we are and how far we have travelled.” President Barack Obama’s 2008 Inaugural Address. Continue reading
“The assumption that the enforced separation of the two races stamps the colored race with a badge of inferiority.” Opinion of the Court delivered by Justice Henry Billings Brown. Continue reading