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In interviews with dozens of black advisers, friends, donors and allies, few said they had ever heard Mr. Obama muse on the experience of being the first black president of the United States, a role in which every day he renders what was once extraordinary almost ordinary  (Black Experience Quotes) Everything had come into sharp focus : his smooth words, his black, glinting eyes, his broad experience with lies, seduction, women. I’d fallen in love with the devil.  (Black Experience Quotes) I don’t think a white person can write accurately and convincingly about what black people experience of oppression.  (Black Experience Quotes) Having a white parent undoubtedly makes for a different childhood experience than having two black parents.  (Black Experience Quotes) Let’s say black, the whole black religious experience, here, is very impressive to me, because when I first arrived I realized that people carry their faith with so much pride.  (Black Experience Quotes) I wanted to write about the experiences of the poor and the black and the rural people of the South.  (Black Experience Quotes) Most writers stick to what they know. The black experience is our experience, so it’s not that challenging for us. That’s why sometimes you’ll see writers that start off telling black stories, but later branch out into other material. People say they sell out. No, they evolve as writers.  (Black Experience Quotes) In 2016, the conversation of the black experience is so broad, and it’s very raw. I mean, c’mon, we have a black president. That’s a major thing, and there are so many other significant occurrences that have come from the 60s and 70s up to now.  (Black Experience Quotes) I think hip-hop has definitely brought the black experience to white kids more than the civil rights movement did and more than any teacher’s well-intentioned lecture on Martin Luther King did.  (Black Experience Quotes) My experience has to be funnelled through a black experience or a white experience, or it doesn’t exist, because that’s how we’re going to deal with the world.  (Black Experience Quotes) Somebody once told me, black people, in and of themselves, are cosmopolitan. There’s cosmopolitanism within the black experience. There’s an incredible amount.  (Black Experience Quotes) I have had UFO experiences, and yet, at the same time, I can easily be convinced that none of it is true. It’s hard to say whether or not you’re a believer. I’ve been interested in that subject matter, like lots of people. Perhaps foolishly, I’ve allowed some of that stuff to creep into my music  (Black Experience Quotes) I have my misgivings about 3-D. I don’t like the lack of blacks and whites, how it dulls the image, how the color gets corrupted. I don’t necessarily like the experience of having heavy glasses in front of me  (Black Experience Quotes) In the Shadow of Slavery covers two and a half centuries of black life in New York City, and skillfully interweaves the categories of race and class as they affected the formation of African American identity. Leslie Harris has made a major contribution to our understanding of the black experience  (Black Experience Quotes) We need everybody and all that we are. We need to know and make known the complete, constantly unfolding, complicated heritage that is our black experience. We should absolutely resist the superstar, one at a time mentality that threatens the varied and resilient, flexible wealth of our Black future  (Black Experience Quotes) I once had an extraordinary experience with former prime minister Ted Heath. Both of his eyes, including the whites, turned jet black, and I seemed to be looking into two black holes  (Black Experience Quotes) There’s no idea in the world that is not contained by black life. I could write forever about the black experience in America  (Black Experience Quotes) Watching television in those days was not the same experience as it is today. After years of listening to radio, we found the black-and-white images mesmerizing  (Black Experience Quotes) Being the only non-Black was a unique experience. After a few weeks, you’re not aware of skin color differences. You see the color; you’re not blind, but it doesn’t matter. You see the human being first  (Black Experience Quotes) I speak to the black experience, but I am always talking about the human condition  (Black Experience Quotes) It is the black poet who bridges the gap in tradition, who modifies tradition when experience demands it, who translates experience into meaning and meaning into belief  (Black Experience Quotes) Black and white can show how something is. Color adds how it is, imbued with temperatures and humidities of experience  (Black Experience Quotes) I am often asked why I started to write poetry. The answer is that my motivation sprang from a visceral need to creatively articulate the experiences of the black youth of my generation, coming of age in a racist society  (Black Experience Quotes) I decided blacks should not have to experience the difficulties I had faced, so I decided to open a flying school and teach other black women to fly  (Black Experience Quotes) I think hip-hop has definitely brought the black experience to white kids more than the civil rights movement did and more than any teacher’s well-intentioned lecture on Martin Luther King did  (Black Experience Quotes)