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I'm like Johnny Cash. I only wear black.

Tags: Cash, Wear  ✍ Author: Adele

Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.

Tags: Between, Freedom  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

It's a significant question: should black people only adopt black children, and white people white children?

Tags: Children, Question  ✍ Author: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Some white people hate black people, and some white people love black people, some black people hate white people, and some black people love white people. So you see it's not an issue of black and white, it's an issue of Lovers and Haters.

Tags: Hate, Love  ✍ Author: Eden Ahbez

It will take very sophisticated marketing to achieve our aim of bringing more black people into the theater.

Tags: Achieve, Marketing  ✍ Author: Alvin Ailey

Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.

Tags: Boxing, Men  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

I know I got it made while the masses of black people are catchin' hell, but as long as they ain't free, I ain't free.

Tags: Free, Hell  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

Black men don't like to be called 'boys,' but women accept being called 'girls.'

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Illegal immigrants are beginning to comprise a black market class of workers in our society, jeopardizing the financial health of companies which play by the rules, while themselves vulnerable to the exploitation by those willing to take advantage of their illegal status.

Tags: Health, Society  ✍ Author: Spencer Bachus

In this movie they took them up in space. They're floating around and doing zero gravity stuff. Well, they had to do it all on wires. All the wires had to be painted black against this black background. If you didn't light it properly you could see the wires. Drove them crazy!

Tags: Crazy, Light  ✍ Author: John Badham

Monofilament is what you use to go fishing. The line on your fishing rod is probably going to be black. You get to the end of the line and you tie on this clear plastic, thin thread called monofilament.

Tags: End, Fishing  ✍ Author: John Badham

It's almost like a lot of black people in America, a lot of young black men, are born with this cloud over their heads. It's their penitentiary cloud, this philosophy we all have, that it's harder for us.

Tags: Men, Philosophy  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

And no book gives a deeper insight into the inner life of the Negro, his struggles and his aspirations, than, The Souls of Black Folk.

Tags: Book, Life  ✍ Author: Ray Stannard Baker

Education is indoctrination if you're white - subjugation if you're black.

Tags: Education, White  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

The only thing that white people have that black people need, or should want, is power-and no one holds power forever.

Tags: Forever, Power  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

The power of the white world is threatened whenever a black man refuses to accept the white world's definitions.

Tags: Accept, Power  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

The reason people think it's important to be white is that they think it's important not to be black.

Tags: Reason, White  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

It's not a common thing for a Southern white family to go out and seek their black cousins.

Tags: Common, Family  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

If you read the memoirs of slave-owning families, you'd be hard pressed to find evidence of black people in the lives of the whites, even though for most of the time on the plantations black people outnumbered whites by a ratio of seven to one.

Tags: Hard, Time  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

It's not a huge surprise that there are habitations at the bottom of the Black Sea.

Tags: Sea, Surprise  ✍ Author: Robert Ballard

They allow us to disrespect our Black woman. A lot of these things would be considered criminal if it were to be carried out in the streets. That's like when they tell you after you buy your VHS and you rent movies they tell you not to copy the movies.

Tags: Movies, Woman  ✍ Author: Afrika Bambaataa

How you act, walk, look and talk is all part of Hip Hop culture. And the music is colorless. Hip Hop music is made from Black, brown, yellow, red and white.

Tags: Music, Talk  ✍ Author: Afrika Bambaataa

They're keeping friction going between people from the East and the West. One thing we all got in common is your color, which is Black and Latino, which is our family.

Tags: Between, Family  ✍ Author: Afrika Bambaataa

You have to look at the fact that Hip Hop is under attack. It's not just Hip Hop but Black people, Latino people and all people are under attack for different things.

Tags: Attack, Fact  ✍ Author: Afrika Bambaataa

Black women don't have the same body image problems as white women. They are proud of their bodies.

Tags: Problems, Women  ✍ Author: Tyra Banks
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Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read black where I read white.

Tags: Night, Read  ✍ Author: William Blake

The Black Mamba collection of watches is me: It is my alter ego, so to speak. As I mentioned before, it is sharp, cutting edge and sleek which are characteristics I try to apply when I'm out there on the basketball court.

Tags: Basketball, Ego  ✍ Author: Kobe Bryant

Just two days in Manhattan and you find yourself looking for a place to wash your handkerchief after you wipe your forehead and it comes away black. Is there a dirtier or more fascinating city anywhere in the land? The answer to both parts of the question has to be positively negative.

Tags: After, Yourself  ✍ Author: Herb Caen

Stanley Kubrick went with his gut feeling: he directed 'Dr. Strangelove' as a black comedy. The film is routinely described as a masterpiece.

Tags: Comedy, Feeling  ✍ Author: James Cagney

Most of the ancestors that I can trace were born here in the United States of America. And then it goes back to slavery. And I'm sure my ancestors go all the way back to Africa, but I feel more of an affinity for America than I do for Africa. I'm a black man in America.

Tags: America, Here  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

The only tactic liberals have is to try to intimidate people into thinking that the Tea Party is racist. The Tea Party is not a racist movement, period! If it were, why would the straw polls keep showing that the black guy is winning? That's a rhetorical question. Let me state it: The black guy keeps winning.

Tags: Thinking, Winning  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

This whole notion that all African-Americans are not going to vote for Obama is not necessarily true. I believe a third would vote for me, based on my own anecdotal feedback. Not vote for me because I'm black but because of my policies.

Tags: True, Vote  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

I am an American. Black. Conservative. I don't use African-American, because I'm American, I'm black and I'm conservative. I don't like people trying to label me. African- American is socially acceptable for some people, but I am not some people.

Tags: American, Trying  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

They call me racist too just because I disagree with a President who happens to be black. You are not racists - you are patriots.

Tags: Happens, President  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

I wear a lot of black, but not in the goth way, I just really love black. I'll never be in pink or purples.

Tags: Love, Pink  ✍ Author: Kimberly Caldwell

You don't think it was because a white man wrote it, a black man wrote it, a green man wrote it. What - doesn't make a difference! Doesn't make a difference. I think he did a good job.

Tags: Good, Job  ✍ Author: Cab Calloway

I don't display my plaques and honors. They are hidden behind a black curtain in my work room at home.

Tags: Home, Work  ✍ Author: James Cameron

Our black president can't say that he's for gay marriage. That is upsetting to me.

Tags: Gay, Marriage  ✍ Author: Mario Cantone

My father identified as a black man. No one asked him because he was clearly black. But people always ask me. If we were together, people would look at us in a really strange way. It sucked. As a little girl I had blond hair and they'd look at me, look at him, and be disgusted.

Tags: Father, Girl  ✍ Author: Joyce Carey

My mother is Irish, my father is black and Venezuelan, and me - I'm tan, I guess.

Tags: Father, Mother  ✍ Author: Joyce Carey

White... is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black... God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.

Tags: God, Said  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

It isn't a matter of black is beautiful as much as it is white is not all that's beautiful.

Tags: Beautiful, Matter  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

I wasn't always black... there was this freckle, and it got bigger and bigger.

Tags: Bigger  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

To like an individual because he's black is just as insulting as to dislike him because he isn't white.

Tags: Him, Individual  ✍ Author: e. e. cummings

A lot of times black folks look for love in all the wrong places. You're always looking for somebody to love you, be accepted, and there's the insecurities that are even transmitted through rap. Everyone is trying to aim to please too much.

Tags: Love, Trying  ✍ Author: Luciano De Crescenzo

Blacks' problems lie not in the heads of white people but rather in the wasted and incompletely fulfilled lives of too many black people.

Tags: Lie, Problems  ✍ Author: Dinesh D\'Souza

To shipbrokers, coal was black gold.

Tags: Coal, Gold  ✍ Author: Roald Dahl

In fact, some reviewers have said that as they got into the story they forgot that the protagonist is a black woman. They were moved by the story - by the people as a whole - and not by the little things.

Tags: Said, Woman  ✍ Author: Christopher Darden

Blacks don't square dance. If you see a black person square dancing, it is definitely the seventh sign.

Tags: Dance, Dancing  ✍ Author: Tommy Davidson

Things changed with the discovery of neutron stars and black holes - objects with gravitational fields so intense that dramatic space and time-warping effects occur.

Tags: Space, Stars  ✍ Author: Paul Davies

That's true but I think the contemporary problem that we are facing increasing numbers of black people and other people of color being thrown into a status that involves work in alternative economies and increasing numbers of people who are incarcerated.

Tags: True, Work  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

What I think is different today is the lack of political connection between the black middle class and the increasing numbers of black people who are more impoverished than ever before.

Tags: Political, Today  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

Racism, in the first place, is a weapon used by the wealthy to increase the profits they bring in by paying Black workers less for their work.

Tags: Racism, Work  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

And I guess what I would say is that we can't think narrowly about movements for black liberation and we can't necessarily see this class division as simply a product or a certain strategy that black movements have developed for liberation.

Tags: Class, Simply  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

In a sense the quest for the emancipation of black people in the U.S. has always been a quest for economic liberation which means to a certain extent that the rise of black middle class would be inevitable.

Tags: Means, Sense  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

Well of course there's been a great deal of progress over the last 40 years. We don't have laws that segregate black people within the society any longer.

Tags: Great, Society  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

I think the most overused words in our vocabulary in the South are black and white.

Tags: White, Words  ✍ Author: Artur Davis

With respect to Barack Obama, let's face it; Barack Obama is an iconic figure in the African-American community. We respect that. We understand that. African-Americans are going to vote for the first black president, especially when he happens to share the liberal politics on economic issues that many in that community hold.

Tags: Politics, Respect  ✍ Author: Artur Davis

Black Friday is not another bad hair day in Wall Street. It's the term used by American retailers to describe the day after the Thanksgiving Holiday, seen as the semi-official start of Christmas shopping season.

Tags: Bad  ✍ Author: Evan Davis

The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery.

Tags: Cannot, Happiness  ✍ Author: Frederick Douglass

I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.

Tags: Freedom, Progress  ✍ Author: Frederick Douglass

As a matter of fact they'd blacken us down. I guess there's a reason that according to what the Caucasian wanted us to look like. He wanted us to look-if we were Black, then he had his idea of what we look like.

Tags: Reason, Wanted  ✍ Author: Billy Eckstine

I'm obsessed with broccoli, carrots, celery, string beans, snap peas, black kale, brussels sprouts, cabbage - I could go on! They used to call me 'rabbit' when I was a kid. I hate mushrooms, though. I apologize to fungi lovers, but this way, there's more for you!

Tags: Hate, Used  ✍ Author: Lisa Edelstein

In fact, there is clear evidence of black intellectual superiority: in 1984, 92 percent of blacks voted to retire Ronald Reagan, compared to only 36 percent of whites.

Tags: Clear, Fact  ✍ Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

The less I talk about being black, the better.

Tags: Less, Talk  ✍ Author: Idris Elba

The only thing I change mainly is my sneakers. I love sneakers. But everything's sort of black or jeans. Jeans, always.

Tags: Change, Love  ✍ Author: Idris Elba

There has been a big debate about it: can a black man play a Nordic character?

Tags: Big, Character  ✍ Author: Idris Elba

I'd rather a young black actor read about success as opposed to how tough it was. I get these roles because I can act and that's it. Hopefully that's it.

Tags: Success, Tough  ✍ Author: Idris Elba

If you are going to call a film a 'black film' then you have to make a film that represents everyone that's black, which is almost impossible. That is why white films are not called white films, they are just called 'films.'

Tags: Impossible, Why  ✍ Author: Idris Elba

If you go to Africa and you're white, you're probably not going to get that much work either. But the fact is that there is a longer history of black integration in the U.S. I don't have any resentment about this: I did the maths, calculated it against my ambition and decided to leave England.

Tags: History, Work  ✍ Author: Idris Elba

Sean Connery wasn't the Scottish James Bond and Daniel Craig wasn't the blue-eyed James Bond. So if I played him, I don't want to be called the black James Bond.

Tags: Him, Played  ✍ Author: Idris Elba

Are there differences between black actors' opportunities and white actors' opportunities? Yes, there are. It's been said.

Tags: Between, Said  ✍ Author: Idris Elba

The No. 1 cause of preventable death for young black men is not auto accidents or accidental drowning, but homicide.

Tags: Death, Men  ✍ Author: Larry Elder

You can't be what you don't see. I didn't think about being a doctor. I didn't even think about being a clerk in a store, I'd never seen a black clerk in a clothing store.

Tags: Doctor, Seen  ✍ Author: Joycelyn Elders

We don't live in a world that's black and white.

Tags: White  ✍ Author: Shannon Elizabeth

Black women are supposed to be 'strong,' but the burden of carrying our race and carrying our families adds the pressure.

Tags: Strong, Women  ✍ Author: Aunjanue Ellis

There was a while when I was feeling like, 'Damn, if I'd just been born black, I would not have to go through all this'.

Tags: Feeling, While  ✍ Author: Eminem

Yeah, I did see where the people dissing me were coming from. But, it's like, anything that happened in the past between black and white, I can't really speak on it, because I wasn't there. I don't feel like me being born the color I am makes me any less of a person.

Tags: Between, Past  ✍ Author: Eminem

When you're a little kid, you don't see color, and the fact that my friends were black never crossed my mind. It never became an issue until I was a teenager and started trying to rap.

Tags: Mind, Trying  ✍ Author: Eminem

That doll looks more like a black man than me.

Tags: Doll, Looks  ✍ Author: Lorrie Fair

However painful it may be for me to accept this conclusion, I am obliged to state it: for the black man there is only one destiny. And it is white.

Tags: Destiny, May  ✍ Author: Frantz Fanon

For the black man there is only one destiny. And it is white.

Tags: Destiny, White  ✍ Author: Frantz Fanon

Could it be that my circle is largely black and that it is why I am influential in black circles but not in white circles?

Tags: White, Why  ✍ Author: Louis Farrakhan

Many of the Jews who owned the homes, the apartments in the black community, we considered them bloodsuckers because they took from our community and built their community but didn't offer anything back to our community.

Tags: Community, Took  ✍ Author: Louis Farrakhan

Because as a youngster I longed to see the Black man free and I longed to see anyone stand up for us.

Tags: Free, Stand  ✍ Author: Louis Farrakhan

It appears that there is a genocidal plan against Black people.

Tags: Against, Plan  ✍ Author: Louis Farrakhan

There is no one right now in my judgment that can unite the Black electorate in such a way to present our agenda to a nominee to have them forthrightly address our concerns.

Tags: Judgment, Present  ✍ Author: Louis Farrakhan

Black leadership has to recognize that principles more than speech, character more than a claim, is greater in advancing the cause of our liberation than what has transpired thus far.

Tags: Character, Leadership  ✍ Author: Louis Farrakhan

When you are on stage, you don't see faces. The lights are in your eyes and you see just this black void out in front of you. And yet you know there is life out there, and you have to get your message across.

Tags: Eyes, Life  ✍ Author: Suzanne Farrell

And the blood of brave men was shed like unto the shedding of rain from a black cloud.

Tags: Men, Rain  ✍ Author: Rio Ferdinand

I love black truffles. I love white truffles.

Tags: Love, White  ✍ Author: Rio Ferdinand

I think I'm just someone that just tries to get by. I'm kind of - if it was during the Second World War, I'd be a black marketeer, I think.

Tags: Someone, War  ✍ Author: Craig Ferguson

The definition of marriage cannot be disputed. It's right there in black and white and it's been the same since the start of Wikipedia.

Tags: Cannot, Marriage  ✍ Author: Jesse Tyler Ferguson

I love Obama, and I love the fact that it's a black president of the United States of America, but he's not the first black president. Robert Mugabe is a black president ,too, so let's not get to talking about precedents being set.

Tags: America, Love  ✍ Author: Lupe Fiasco

I think there's a lot of the hip-hop crowd behind Barack Obama because he's a black man. Honestly, I'm rooting for Hillary because race is only going to go so far. All the presidents are men at the end of the day.

Tags: End, Men  ✍ Author: Lupe Fiasco

The economical policies that are instigated really makes you think that the American government is a bunch of evil bastards. So just because you're black, you're still representing that government, and when Obama came into office he enacted the same policies that we would critique other presidents for.

Tags: Evil, Government  ✍ Author: Lupe Fiasco

There's already been black presidents who've been corrupt, so it doesn't strike me that having a black man in office means he's going to be the Messiah.

Tags: Means, Office  ✍ Author: Lupe Fiasco

Of the female black authors, I really like Morrison's early books a lot. But she's really become so much a clone of Faulkner. He did it better.

Tags: Become, She  ✍ Author: Leslie Fiedler

The black situation has changed. They finally realized they're Americans.

Tags: Changed, Situation  ✍ Author: Leslie Fiedler

Any colour - so long as it's black.

Tags: Colour  ✍ Author: Henry Ford
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