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African Americans Quotes

He was a giant. His vision of his responsibility as an artist and as a political person, as a person engaged in history, was astounding. He set out to reclaim African-American history for African-Americans. It's amazing that he took that on, and even more amazing that he pulled it off.
Tony Taccone Permalink
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For many African-Americans, it's confirmation of what many people have felt for a long time that their second-class status is alive and well today.
Robert Allen Permalink
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What the Nazis did to the Jews in Europe, plantation owners and law enforcement [officers] were doing to the African-Americans.
Morris Dees Permalink
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What we have created is a major resource for our community for years to come. It's a work that will be read 100 years from now. We've given a voice to people largely ignored in previous books African-Americans, Hispanics, women and other ethnic groups.
John Beatty Permalink
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Finding Martha's Vineyard: African Americans at Home on an Island.
Jill Nelson Permalink
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Through the years, I remember sitting at roundtables doing grassroots organizing to better the township and to make it a more even playing ground. The fact that many of us are not able to get permanent positions throughout this town proves that while African-Americans have come a long way, we still have a long way to go.
Glenda Jackson Permalink
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In all these major cities, the police were all white, a big part of them living outside the central city, and they were about the only contact many African-Americans had with the dominant society. There was enormous hostility.
Fred Harris Permalink
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That means a company could have a 'No Women' or 'No African-Americans' hiring policy, and that would be OK, unless you proved you were the more qualified candidate.
Debra Ness Permalink
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Having roughly the same purchasing power as Hispanics, African Americans tend to be left behind when it comes to marketing and advertising because Hispanics are expected to have more rapid population growth. Marketers would be wise, however, to tap into the African American segments that outpace their Hispanic counterparts, such as those with incomes greater than $50,000; owner-occupied households; married-couple families; and African American women-all sectors which offer huge potential in the consumer goods markets.
Don Montuori Permalink
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Lung cancer incidence was higher among African-Americans and Hawaiians.
Christopher Haiman Permalink
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Usually, the drug of choice for African-Americans is cocaine, ... Ive battled with it even though I had a great business and I thought I could use cocaine frequently and it wouldnt cause me trouble, I was very wrong.
Brian Caldwell Permalink
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John Fund
Well, Mr. Kerry's constant unfounded references to African-Americans having their votes: "stolen" or "taken away" in 2000 are far more likely to exacerbate racial divisions.
John Fund Permalink
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Jackie Robinson
[Fortunately for Kent, this tempest in a Petri dish has since been squashed, but it was Bradleys other comments that are echoing in Major League Baseballs executive suites. He said,] Me being an African American is the most important thing to me more important than baseball, White people never want to see race with anything. But theres race involved in baseball. Thats why theres less than 9 percent African American representation in the game. ... Im one of the few African Americans that starts here.
Jackie Robinson Permalink
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There are other positions I would have liked to have seen a greater presence of African-Americans in, ... It isn't over until it's over. My role is to keep the pressure on.
Frank McNeil Permalink
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That means this is all part of a reparations mentality, that we owe something special [to African Americans] because of slavery, segregation, whatever. I understand that mentality, but I don't accept it.
Chester Finn Permalink
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I think it sent a huge message to every free agent and particularly the African-Americans. I think it opened a lot of doors for us.
Bob Harlan Permalink
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August Wilson
What comes forth from you as an artist cannot be controlled. But you have responsibilities as a global citizen. Your history dictates your duty. And by writing about black people, you are not limiting yourself. The experiences of African-Americans are as wide open as God's closet.
August Wilson Permalink
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