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

—  Mel Brooks

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

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—  David Horowitz Neoconservative activist, writer 1939

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„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

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To blot the sunshine of exultant years?“

—  James Thomson (B.V.) Scottish writer (1834-1882) 1834 - 1882

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„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

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„Standing to America, bringing home
black gold, black ivory, black seed.“

—  Robert Hayden American writer and academic 1913 - 1980

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„I bet he drinks Carling Black Label..“

—  Dennis Skinner British politician 1932

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„The dead boy was not one of ours, he was in a black bloc.“

—  Vittorio Agnoletto European Parliament member 1958

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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

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