If a white man wants to lynch me, that’s his problem. If he’s got the power to lynch me, that’s my problem. Racism is not a question of attitude; it’s a question of power.— Stokely Carmichael
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Dr. King's policy was, if you are nonviolent, if you suffer, your opponent will see your suffering and will be moved to change his heart. That's very good. He only made one fallacious assumption. In order for nonviolence to work, your opponent must have a conscience. The United States has none.
There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience.
Our noses are broad, our lips are thick, our hair is nappy-we are black and beautiful!
What a liberal really wants is to bring about change that will not in any way endanger his position.
I ain't going to jail no more. The only way we gonna stop them white men from whuppin' us is to take over. What we gonna start sayin' now is Black Power!
An organization which claims to be working for the needs of a community - as SNCC does - must work to provide that community with a position of strength from which to make its voice heard. This is the significance of black power beyond the slogan
I place my own hope for the United States in the growth of belief among the unqualified that they are in fact qualified: they can articulate and be responsible and hold power
The death of Che Guevara places a responsibility on all revolutionaries of the World to redouble their decision to fight on to the final defeat of Imperialism. That is why in essence Che Guevara is not dead, his ideas are with us.
I also know that while I am black I am a human being, and therefore I have the right to go into any public place. White people didn't know that.Every time I tried to go into a place they stopped me
Black Power can be clearly defined for those who do not attach the fears of white America to their questions about it.
Capitalism is a stupid system, a backward system
The philosophers Camus and Sartre raise the question whether or not a man can condemn himself.
The time for running has come to an end.
You tell them white folk in Mississippi that all the scared niggers are dead!
An organization which claims to speak for the needs of a community must speak in the tone of that community.
The first need of a free people is to define their own terms.
Now you know where I got my name.
The only position for women in SNCC is prone.
Go home and tell your daughters they are beautiful.
One does not fight to influence change and then leave the change to someone else to bring about.
We had no more courage than Harriet Tubman or Marcus Garvey had in their times.
We just had a more vulnerable enemy.