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

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Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart, for his purity by definition i

Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart, for his purity by definition is unassailable.

The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to e

The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious ,one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense once h

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense once hate is gone they will be forced to deal with pain.

American history is longer larger more various more beautiful and more terrible than anything anyon

American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it.

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    Don't give to anyone the power to put you down. Haters are losers pretending to be winners.

    Don't give to anyone the power to put you down. Haters are losers pretending to be winners.

    Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.

    Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.

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