„Townspeople: A black sheriff?
Blinkin: He's Black?!
Ahchoo: Why not? It worked in Blazing Saddles.“

—  Mel Brooks

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—  Nikki Giovanni American writer and academic 1943

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„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.“

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„I bet he drinks Carling Black Label..“

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