13 Total Quotes

Todd Boyd Quotes

I don't think a media director is sitting around saying, 'Hey, there's this black woman in Philadelphia and she disappeared and we don't care,'
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#Media

Network television is not interested in civil rights; they're interested in making money. If things that will generate money are diverse in any way, so be it, but if not, they'll go in the other direction.
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#Civil Rights

In classical music, love is based on bitin' -- imitation. It's not based on interpretation. A jazz musician, if he plays someone else's song, has a responsibility to make a distinct and original statement.
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#Imitation

Frankly I love the word 'nigga.' It is my favorite word in the English language because no other word incites more controversy today.
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#Language

Hip hop is inherently political, the language is political. It uses language as a weapon -- not a weapon to violate or not a weapon to offend, but a weapon that pushes the envelope that provokes people, makes people think.
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#Language

He's a good athlete with game-changing ability, ... Sometimes we use him as a decoy. He also plays both ways all the time and has one interception for a 100-yard touchdown (in a 48-20 victory over Briggs on Sept. 2).
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#Ability

He's a good athlete with game-changing ability. Sometimes we use him as a decoy. He also plays both ways all the time and has one interception for a 100-yard touchdown (in a 48-20 victory over Briggs on Sept. 2).
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#Ability

A lot of it is luck. You need to play the right role at the right time.
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#Luck

What's funny is a lot of conversation these days is about Hollywood and the effects of popular culture, but I never hear anyone mention that there are images from Iraq on television every day, ... I mean, it is violent. And yet it is almost like it is not on television. People are just real selective about what they choose to point fingers at.
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#Conversation

The people we've played so far this year have been very, very tough teams. We had some aspirations of what we could do this year as far as making the playoffs, and now we're going into our league. It's just been critical breakdowns at crucial times that have hurt us and we've had a little bit of bad luck on a couple of occasions.
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#Aspirations

I think the O.J. Simpson case is the ultimate reality TV show. I think it really changed the way we think and talk about race and celebrity; the way trials work now. Whenever there's a big case now, you can guarantee that it's going to be on television somewhere because of O.J.
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#Reality

particular culture and, until that culture is changed, you're not going to see any drastic changes in overall representation.
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#Culture

The new-school hip-hop generation exists with a mandate to 'keep it real'; this has to do with embracing a hard-nosed truth about the world and letting the chips fall where they may.
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#School