Black and African-American Quotes

Whatever this country is willing to do to the least of us, it will one day do to us all.

Killer Mike (Michael Render)

Killer Mike on how America treats its citizens

Source: Billboard, 2014

When I first started doing shows it was all hood spots and all black people. Then I had some mainstream success and did some EDM and it was all white people at my shows for a while. Now it's white, black, and brown people at my shows. All races partying having a good time and enjoying themselves together peacefully. That's what Waka Flocka is all about. For that reason I must say I'm disgusted and disappointed in the actions of the SAE fraternity at University of Oklahoma and I will be canceling my scheduled performance for them next month. Racism is something I will not tolerate.

Waka Flocka Flame

I was in Tucson, at a writer's conference, and I challenged my host to pull out his dictionary and look up the words "white" and "black." And he looked up the word white, and he came up with things like white, unmarked by malignant influence, of desirable condition, a sterling man, a bright, fair and honest. Then you look up the word black, and you get a villain, marked by malignant influence, unqualified, violator of laws, etc. And these are actual definitions in a Webster's dictionary. So this is a part of the linguistic environment, so that when white America looks at a black, they see the opposite of everything that they are.

August Wilson