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The education I received was a British education, in which British ideas, British culture, British institutions, were automatically assumed to be superior. There was no such thing as African culture.  (African Culture Quotes) One of the things that made the Black Muslim movement grow was its emphasis upon things African. This was the secret to the growth of the Black Muslim movement. African blood, African origin, African culture, African ties. And you’d be surprised - we discovered that deep within the subconscious of the black man in this country, he is still more African than he is American.  (African Culture Quotes) One of the biggest dishes in Sicily is couscous, and there’s always been a North African influence on Italian culture, culinary culture there.  (African Culture Quotes) To live your life well, and have respect for what came before or after - there’s a strong respect for that in African culture.  (African Culture Quotes) Every culture to me - be it Asian, African, be it whatever - is a source of reference. I don’t think I’m ‘stealing’ it or anything.  (African Culture Quotes) Popular culture - above all rock ‘n’ roll, with its African-American R and B roots - did far more to radicalize us than did any feminist leader.  (African Culture Quotes) I’ve got to where am in life not because of something I brought to the world but through something I found - the wealth of African culture.  (African Culture Quotes) What the new government of Nigeria and other African governments must do, is to start a massive reorientation campaign in the culture of the dignity of labour.  (African Culture Quotes) Who Fears Death’ addresses the push and pull in African culture that powerful women face when their culture has certain duties and beliefs that can stifle them.  (African Culture Quotes) The African-American community still needs to come together as one and stand up for rights of the people and of what’s happening in their culture, their community.  (African Culture Quotes) The insidious aid culture has left African countries more debt-laden, more inflation-prone, more vulnerable to the vagaries of the currency markets and more unattractive to higher-quality investment.  (African Culture Quotes) Culture is about humanizing people. You look at the African-American civil rights movement, you look at the LGBT rights movement - the culture changed before the politics did.  (African Culture Quotes) I was in Paris last year, where there’s a great appreciation of many different aspects of African culture and of black culture. The music... the art... whatever... And I kind of went with that.  (African Culture Quotes) A lot of my work reflects the incredible influence that America has had on contemporary African culture. Some of it’s insidious, some of it’s innocuous, some of it’s invisible. It’s there.  (African Culture Quotes) It’s depressing to see blacks wanting to dive into the mainstream of American commercial life. They come from a magnificent African culture based on aesthetics, and they all want to become fort builders like the vicious people who originally enslaved them  (African Culture Quotes) Jamestown changed the world in many ways, but perhaps it shaped our nation most profoundly the day Africans arrived. I can’t think of a more relevant place to talk about the issues facing our community today than the place where African culture became American culture  (African Culture Quotes) We have to realize our black heritage in order to give us strength to move on and progress. But as far as returning to the old African culture, it’s unnecessary and it’s not advantageous in many respects. We believe that culture itself will not liberate us. We’re going to need some stronger stuff  (African Culture Quotes) Jesse Jackson’s living depends on the maintenance of an African-American victim culture  (African Culture Quotes) It seemed [there are] musical nodes on the planet where cultures meet and mix, sometimes as a result of unfortunate circumstances, like slavery or something else, in places like New Orleans and Havana and Brazil. And those are places where the European culture and indigenous culture and African culture all met and lived together, and some new kind of culture and especially music came out of that  (African Culture Quotes) I’m African-American by my culture, not by my color. Race does not exist  (African Culture Quotes) I think there’s beauty in repetition. And that’s part of my culture and African culture as well: repeated things, mantra. It’s spiritual, it’s meditation, it’s Buddhism, it’s praying, it’s all these things  (African Culture Quotes) I majored in directing. However, I did spend some time at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, so I am somewhat well-versed in African Studies  (African Culture Quotes) Perhaps it is time to debate culture. The common story is that in real African culture, before it was tainted by the West, gender roles were rigid and women were contentedly oppressed  (African Culture Quotes) So in Jamaica it is the aim of everybody to talk English, act English and look English. And that last specification is where the greatest difficulties arise. It is not so difficult to put a coat of European culture over African culture, but it is next to impossible to lay a European face over an African face in the same generation  (African Culture Quotes) The Afro-American experience is the only real culture that America has. Basically, every American tries to walk, talk, dress and behave like African Americans  (African Culture Quotes) The equilibrium you admire in me is an unstable one, difficult to maintain. My inner life was split early between the call of the Ancestors and the call of Europe, between the exigencies of black-African culture and those of modern life  (African Culture Quotes) A lot of my work reflects the incredible influence that America has had on contemporary African culture. Some of it’s insidious, some of it’s innocuous, some of it’s invisible. It’s there  (African Culture Quotes) PRINT FREE GIANT POSTERS