O, that her hand, In whose comparison all whites are ink, Writing their own reproach, to whose soft seizure The cygnet's down is harsh and spirit of sense Hard as the palm of ploughman.
The white population could not possibly be unaffected by those events some whites more stubborn in their defense of segregation, but others beginning to think in different ways. And the black population was transformed, having risen up in mass action for the first time, feeling its power, knowing now that if the old order could be shaken it could be toppled.howard zinn
Be nice to whites. They need you to rediscover their humanity.
It is now time for our nation to frustrate the wild dreams of the whites.sadao araki
Look at me, see if I am poor, or my people either. The whites may get me at last, as you say, but I will have good times till then. You are fools to make yourselves slaves to a piece of fat bacon, some hard-tack, and a little sugar and coffee.sitting bull
I hardly sustain myself beneath the weight of white men's blood that I have shed. The whites provoked the war; their injustices, their indignities to our families, the cruel, unheard of and wholly unprovoked massacre at Fort Lyon ... shook all the veins which bind and support me. I rose, tomahawk in hand, and I have done all the hurt to the whites that I could.sitting bull
Disco is the best floor show in town. It's very democratic, boys with boys, girls with girls, girls with boys, blacks and whites, capitalists and Marxists, Chinese and everything else, all in one big mix.truman capote
Indians don't last in prison. They weren't born for it like the whites.abraham polonsky
The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for whites or women for men.alice walker
I do not know many Negroes who are eager to be "accepted" by white people, still less to be loved by them; they, the blacks, simply don't wish to be beaten over the head by the whites every instant of our brief passage on this planet. White people will have quite enough to do in learning how to accept and love themselves and each other, and when they have achieved this which will not be tomorrow and may very well be never the Negro problem will no longer exist, for it will no longer be needed.james baldwin
Blacks are six times more likely than whites to be victims of homicides.warren farrell
In the case of a man and a woman [accused of commiting a crime together], both will often agree to the man taking the rap despite the man being more likely to receive a longer sentence and more likely to be raped in prison. If blacks were agreeing to do that for whites, the black community would be smart enough to call that ‘learned subservience.’warren farrell
When you tread water, you lift yourself up by pushing water down. Likewise, in any social hierarchy, people unsure of their own position will try to emphasize it by maltreating those they think rank below. I've read that this is why poor whites in the United States are the group most hostile to blacks.paul graham
The young whites, and blacks, too, are the only hope that America has, the rest of us have always been living in a lie.malcolm (malcolm little) x
In those days , affirmative action was for whites only. I might still be working for the grocery store in the small Texas town where I grew up were it not for affirmative action for Southern white boys.bill moyers
Be nice to the whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.desmond tutu
"For their abuse of [the Black African] race, the whites will be cursed, unless they repent."Brigham Young
We were once friends with the whites but you nudged us out of the way by your intrigues, and now when we are in council you keep nudging each other.
I used to work in the cotton fields a lot when I was young. There were a lot of African Americans working out there. A lot of Mexicans - the blacks and the whites and the Mexicans, all out there singing, and it was like an opera in the cotton fields, and I can still hear it in the music that I write and play today.
Need I say the C.I.A. be Criminals In Action Cocaine crack unpacking, high surveillance tracking Prominant blacks and whites giving orders for mass slaughters but I want all my daughters to be like Maxine Waters When they flooded the streets with crack cocaine, I was like Noah now they lower cause the whole cold war is over Communism fell to the dollars you were grabbing All the assault and battering in the name of intelligence gathering?
Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes.
When will we cease to be Africans,Coloureds, Indians and whites and merely South Africans? This is the question we must ask ourselves.
One cannot play chess if one becomes aware of the pieces as living souls and of the fact that the whites and the Blacks have more in common with each other than with the players. Suddenly one loses all interest in who will be champion.Anatol Rapoport