— David Horowitz Neoconservative activist, writer 1939
„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
„Sheriff Bart [waking up a drunk Jim in jail]: Are we awake?
Jim "The Waco Kid": We don't know. Are we black?
Sheriff Bart: Yes we are.
Jim "The Waco Kid": Then we're awake, but we're very puzzled.“
— Mel Brooks American director, writer, actor, and producer 1926
„The black is a black man; that is, as the result of a series of aberrations of affect, he is rooted at the core of a universe from which he must be extricated.“
— Frantz Fanon Martiniquais writer, psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary 1925 - 1961
— James Thomson (B.V.) Scottish writer (1834-1882) 1834 - 1882
— Steven Wright American actor and author 1955
— Robert Hayden American writer and academic 1913 - 1980
Middle Passage (lines 15-16), from Collected Poems (1985)
„The black man should seek to be, and he should be encouraged to be, the best possible black man and not the best possible imitation of a white man.“
— Warren G. Harding American politician, 29th president of the United States (in office from 1921 to 1923) 1865 - 1923
Speech delivered in Birmingham, Alabama, quoted in the Christian Science Monitor, 27 October 1921, p. 2.
„They're really designed so that our black coat will give you a waist, our trousers will hide your saddle bags, our cashmere makes your tits look great.“
— Trinny Woodall English fashion advisor and designer, television presenter and author 1964
Regarding Woodall's clothing range; as quoted in "Exclusive Trinny and Susannah Interview" by Caz Moss in Female First (19 September 2007)
— Chris Heimerdinger, Gadiantons and the Silver Sword
„Nothing more racist than a old black man, you know why? 'Cause the old black man went through some real racism. He ain't go through that "I can't get a cab" shit. He was the cab! White man just jump on his back: "Main Street!"“
— Chris Rock American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer, and director 1965
— Graham Greene English writer, playwright and literary critic 1904 - 1991
London Observer (January 2, 1983)
— Sarah Silverman American comedian and actress 1970