„Most of all, I dislike this idea nowadays that if you're a black person in America, then you must be called African-American. Listen, I've visited Africa, and I've got news for everyone: I'm not an African. The Africans know I'm not an African. I'm an American. This is my country. My people helped to build it and we've been here for centuries. Just call me black, if you want to call me anything.“

—  Whoopi Goldberg, The Daily Telegraph interview, 20 April 1998
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—  F. W. de Klerk South African politician 1936
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„We are role models to a lot of young people, not just African Americans and soldiers.“

—  Vincent K. Brooks United States general 1958
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„My fellow South Africans — the people of South Africa:
This is indeed a joyous night.“

—  Nelson Mandela President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist 1918 - 2013
Context: My fellow South Africans — the people of South Africa: This is indeed a joyous night. Although not yet final, we have received the provisional results of the election, and are delighted by the overwhelming support for the African National Congress. To all those in the African National Congress and the democratic movement who worked so hard these last few days and through these many decades, I thank you and honour you. To the people of South Africa and the world who are watching: this a joyous night for the human spirit. This is your victory too. You helped end apartheid, you stood with us through the transition.

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„There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president.“

—  Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924
Speech at a town hall meeting held at his presidential center in Atlanta, Georgia.

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„Souljah was not born to make white people feel comfortable. I am African first! I am black first! I want what's good for me and my people first.“

—  Sister Souljah American hip hop-generation author, activist, recording artist, and film producer 1964
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„I had my Israeli counterpart of all people, one day say to me, "hey, do you understand why you are who you are?". You mean me personally? "No, your country." I said, 'well I think so, but I'd love to hear it from your perspective.' And he said, "it's the dash". And I said, 'what are you talking about the dash?' And he said, "the dash, Irish-American; Jewish-American; Arab-American; Black.. African-American." And you know I thought about it, and I thanked him actually for the perspective because we are a diverse nation, and that's who we are.“

—  Martin Dempsey Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 1952
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„China has established friendship with many African countries, and is opening itself up to Africa and providing assistance. It is cooperating with African countries on an equal basis and has no desire to colonize Africa.“

—  Wen Jiabao former Premier of the People's Republic of China 1942
Wen Jiabao (2006) cited in: When "Made in China" become "Made in Africa" http://english.people.com.cn/200612/22/eng20061222_335133.html, 22 December 2006

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