Will, you can read the books, you can wear the t-shirts, you can put up the posters and you can shout out the slogans. But unless you know all the facts, you are just trivializing the entire struggle.
Aunt Viv
For the white man to ask the black man if he hates him is just like the rapist asking the raped, or the wolf asking the sheep, “Do you hate me?” The white man is in no moral position to accuse anyone else of hate! Why, when all of my ancestors are snake-bitten, and I’m snake-bitten, and I warn my children to avoid snakes, what does that snake sound like accusing me of hate-teaching?
― Malcolm X (via specialnights)