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Black Identity Quotes

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I was trying to establish an identity in music, and black and white had nothing to do with it  (Black Identity Quotes) My identity is very clear to me now, I am a black woman  (Black Identity Quotes) No other group in America has so had their identity socialized out of existence as have black women... When black people are talked about the focus tends to be on black men; and when women are talked about the focus tends to be on white women.  (Black Identity Quotes) There was no United States before slavery. I am sure somebody can make some sort of argument about modern French identity and slavery and North Africa, but there simply is no American history before black people.  (Black Identity Quotes) It comes down to this: black people were stripped of our identities when we were brought here, and it’s been a quest since then to define who we are.  (Black Identity Quotes) Young black men in America have an identity ascribed to them that is a direct legacy of slavery  (Black Identity Quotes) Body piercing and baggy clothes express identity among black youth, and not just beginning with hip-hop culture. Moreover, young black entrepreneurs like Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs and Russell Simmons have made millions from their clothing lines  (Black Identity Quotes) But you see, our society is still trapped in this binary, black/white logic and that has had some very positive implications for our generation. It’s had some very negative ones as well and one of the negative ones is that it creates enormous identity problems for people who have one black ancestor and all white ancestors for example  (Black Identity Quotes) In America, the traditional routes to black identity have hardly been normal. Suicide (disappearance by imitation, or willed extinction), violence (hysterical religiosity, crime, armed revolt), and exemplary moral courage; none of these is normal  (Black Identity Quotes) Literature is one of the few areas left where black and white feel some identity of purpose; we all struggle under censorship  (Black Identity Quotes) I feel that sometimes, holding yourself as black, saying that is your sole identity, can sometimes stand in your way of being a member of the humanity of man, being a member of the family of the divine  (Black Identity Quotes)