„If blacks are oppressed in America, why isn't there a black exodus?“

[David, Horowitz, http://www.salon.com/news/col/horo/1999/08/16/naacp/, Guns don't kill black people, other blacks do, Salon.com, August 16, 1999, 2007-02-17]

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„[blind_man] A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn't there.“

—  Charles Darwin British naturalist, author of "On the origin of species, by means of natural selection" 1809 - 1882

This is attributed, with an expression of doubt as to its correctness, in Mathematics, Our Great Heritage: Essays on the Nature and Cultural Significance of Mathematics (1948) by William Leonard Schaaf, p. 163; also attributed in Pi in the Sky : Counting, Thinking and Being (1992) by John D. Barrow. There are a number of similar expressions to this with various attributions, but the earliest published variants seem to be quotations of Lord Bowen:
When I hear of an 'equity' in a case like this, I am reminded of a blind man in a dark room — looking for a black hat — which isn't there.
Lord Bowen, as quoted in "Pie Powder", Being Dust from the Law Courts, Collected and Recollected on the Western Circuit, by a Circuit Tramp (1911) by John Alderson Foote; this seems to be the earliest account of any similar expression. It is mentioned by the author that this expression has become misquoted as a "black cat" rather than "black hat."
An earlier example with "hat" as a learned judge is said to have defined the metaphysician, namely, as a blind man looking for a black hat in a dark room, the hat in question not being there Edinburgh Medical Journal, Volume 3 (1898)
With his obscure and uncertain speculations as to the intimate nature and causes of things, the philosopher is likened to a 'blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that is not there.'
William James, himself apparently quoting someone else's expression, in Some Problems of Philosophy : A Beginning of an Introduction to Philosophy (1911) Ch. 1 : Philosophy and its Critics
A blind man in a dark room seeking for a black cat — which is not there.
A definition of metaphysics attributed to Lord Bowen, as quoted in Science from an Easy Chair (1913) by Edwin Ray Lankester, p. 99
A blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn't there.
A definition of metaphysics attributed to Lord Balfour, as quoted in God in Our Work: Religious Addresses (1949) by Richard Stafford Cripps, p. 72
A philosopher is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that isn't there. A theologian is the man who finds it.
H. L. Mencken, as quoted in Peter's Quotations : Ideas for Our Time (1977) by Laurence J. Peter, p. 427
A metaphysician is like a blind man in a dark room, looking for a black cat — which isn't there.
Variant published in Smiles and Chuckles (1952) by B. Hagspiel

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„The liberals want to keep white America from taking action against black crime and welfare. […] Jury verdicts, basketball games, and even music are enough to set off black rage, it seems.“

—  Ron Paul American politician and physician 1935

Ron Paul Political Report
http://www.tnr.com/sites/default/files/PR_July92_p3.pdf, quoted in * 2012-01-03
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„No other group in America has so had their identity socialized out of existence as have black women… When black people are talked about the focus tends to be on black men; and when women are talked about the focus tends to be on white women.“

—  Bell Hooks, livro Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center

p. 12.
Fonte: Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center (1984), Chapter 1: Black Women: Shaping Feminist Theory, p. 13-14.
Contexto: Recent focus on the issue of racism has generated discourse but has had little impact on the behavior of white feminists towards black women. Often the white women who are busy publishing papers and books on "unlearning racism" remain patronizing and condescending when they relate to black women. This is not surprising given that frequently their discourse is aimed solely in the direction of a white audience and the focus solely on changing attitudes rather than addressing racism in a historical and political context. They make us the "objects" of their privileged discourse on race. As "objects," we remain unequals, inferiors. Even though they may be sincerely concerned about racism, their methodology suggests they are not yet free of the type of remain intact if they are to maintain their authoritative positions.
Contexto: Racist stereotypes of the strong, superhuman black woman are operative myths in the minds of many white women, allowing them to ignore the extent to which black women are likely to be victimized in this society and the role white women may play in the maintenance and perpetuation of that victimization.... By projecting onto black women a mythical power and strength, white women both promote a false image of themselves as powerless, passive victims and deflect attention away from their aggressiveness, their power, (however limited in a white supremacist, male-dominated state) their willingness to dominate and control others. These unacknowledged aspects of the social status of many white women prevent them from transcending racism and limit the scope of their understanding of women's overall social status in the United States. Privileged feminists have largely been unable to speak to, with, and for diverse groups of women because they either do not understand fully the inter-relatedness of sex, race, and focus on class and gender, they tend to dismiss race or they make a point of acknowledging that race is important and then proceed to offer an analysis in which race is not considered.

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„Music played a large role in the survival of the black people in America — that and a sense of humor that just couldn't be enslaved.“

—  Redd Foxx American comedian and actor 1922 - 1991

The Redd Foxx Encyclopedia of Black Humor (1977) (co-written with Norma Miller)

Malcolm X photo

„The young whites, and blacks, too, are the only hope that America has, the rest of us have always been living in a lie.“

—  Malcolm X American human rights activist 1925 - 1965

Quoted by Alex Haley, after a college campus speech, in the epilogue to The Autobiography.

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„America's first black president cannot and will not be succeeded by a hatemonger who refuses to condemn the KKK.“

—  Bernie Sanders American politician, senator for Vermont 1941

Tweet (28 February 2016) https://twitter.com/BernieSanders/status/704022550507098114, quoted in * 2016-02-28 Trump Blasted by Rivals and Civil Rights Groups for Refusing to Condemn the KKK Melissa Chan Time Magazine https://time.com/4240364/donald-trump-kkk-backlash/
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„The world is not black and white. More like black and grey.“

—  Graham Greene English writer, playwright and literary critic 1904 - 1991

London Observer (January 2, 1983)

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„All I want is blackness. Blackness and silence.“

—  Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963

Will Smith photo

„It's great to be black in Hollywood. When a black actor does something, it seems new and different just by virtue of the fact that he's black.“

—  Will Smith American actor, film producer and rapper 1968

"Will Smith" article in Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies (2001 edition), p. 406

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„Yeah, Uh-huh you know what it is,(black and yellow, black and yellow, black and yellow)“

—  Wiz Khalifa American rapper and actor 1987

Black and Yellow, written by Wiz Khalifa, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen
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