7 Total Quotes

Shelby Steele Quotes

Do not hurt your neighbor, for it is not him you wrong but yourself.
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#Hurt

It is time for blacks to begin the shift from a wartime to a peacetime identity, from fighting for opportunity to the seizing of it.
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#Fighting

The promised land guarantees nothing. It is only an opportunity, not a deliverance.
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#Land

A Dream Deferred: The Second Betrayal of Black Freedom in America
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#America

There are homosexuals in the world, and they should not be excluded based on their sexuality. I draw the line at marriage.
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#Sexuality

A great achievement of modern liberalism -- and a primary reason for its surviving decades past the credibility of its ideas -- is that it captured black resentment as an exclusive source of power. It even gave this resentment a Democratic Party affiliation. (Anti-war sentiment is the other great source of liberal power, but it is not the steady provider that black and minority resentment has been).
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#Achievement

Freedom always carries the burden of proof, always throws us back on ourselves.
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#Freedom