Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by 1poetsought, May 25, 2014.
“There's a stereotype that black people are lazy. I don't know if that's true, but I know white people went all the way to Africa to get out of doing work.”
- Lance Crouther
"When the missionaries came to Africa, they had the Bibles and we had the land. They said, 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them, they had the land and we had the Bibles."
- Bishop Desmond Tutu
"It is easy to romanticize poverty, to see poor people as inherently lacking agency and will. It is easy to strip them of human dignity, to reduce them to objects of pity. This has never been clearer than in the view of Africa from the American media, in which we are shown poverty and conflicts without any context."
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
"The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth."
Mary McLeod Bethune
"Who can be born Black and not exult!"
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