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Being Black In America Quotes

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I was just very interested in the American frontier and the growth of capitalism - those enormous fortunes that were being made, more often than not, on the blood of poor people, black people, indian people. They were the ones who paid very dearly for those great fortunes  (Being Black In America Quotes) Well, first of all, we’ve got to get away from being offended by the truth. We’ve seen a 41 percent increase in food stamp recipients across the United States of America since President Obama was sworn in in January 2009. That has nothing to do with black, white, Hispanic or whatever. It’s a fact, and we need to, you know, deal with that  (Being Black In America Quotes) Being black, I’m involved in the reparations movement. It’s focused toward the African-American audience. We could begin to heal  (Being Black In America Quotes) The biggest accomplishment, in racial terms, for Barack Obama was being elected. He had to overcome his blackness to be elected. He climbed the Mt. Everest of American politics, becoming an historic first  (Being Black In America Quotes) You don’t have to be African American to really enjoy ‘Frisky Business’. But as far as being black, a lot of people in New York have been stopped and frisked, so that hits home for them.  (Being Black In America Quotes) As an individual, and I have to say as a person of color, the thing about being an ‘other’ in America is I really feel like you’re bilingual. I’m from a small town in Wisconsin, but even when I’m in New York and I’m working for MSNBC or CNN, you’re used to being the only black person in the room.  (Being Black In America Quotes) The goal - is the dignity of the black man in America. He wants respect as the human being. He wants recognition as a human being.  (Being Black In America Quotes) Is America ready for a black president? Well, I say we just had a retarded one. When did being black become a bigger deterrent than being retarded?  (Being Black In America Quotes) If you are the normal white American, truth is you don’t understand being black in America, and you instinctively underestimate the level of discrimination and the level of additional risk  (Being Black In America Quotes)