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Carter G. Woodson Quotes

And thus goes segregation which is the most far-reaching development in the history of the Negro since the enslavement of the race.

As another has well said, to handicap a student by teaching him that his black face is a curse and that his struggle to change his condition is hopeless is the worst sort of lynching.

Even schools for Negroes, then, are places where they must be convinced of their inferiority.

I am a radical.

I am not afraid of being sued by white businessmen. In fact, I should welcome such a law suit.

I am ready to act, if I can find brave men to help me.

If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.

If Liberia has failed, then, it is no evidence of the failure of the Negro in government. It is merely evidence of the failure of slavery.

If the Negro in the ghetto must eternally be fed by the hand that pushes him into the ghetto, he will never become strong enough to get out of the ghetto.

If the Negroes are to remain forever removed from the producing atmosphere, and the present discrimination continues, there will be nothing left for them to do.

If the white man wants to hold on to it, let him do so; but the Negro, so far as he is able, should develop and carry out a program of his own.

In fact, the confidence of the people is worth more than money.

In our so-called democracy we are accustomed to give the majority what they want rather than educate them to understand what is best for them.

In the long run, there is not much discrimination against superior talent.

Let us banish fear.

Negro banks, as a rule, have failed because the people, taught that their own pioneers in business cannot function in this sphere, withdrew their deposits.

Negroes who have been so long inconvenienced and denied opportunities for development are naturally afraid of anything that sounds like discrimination.

One can cite cases of Negroes who opposed emancipation and denounced the abolitionists.

Our most widely known scholars have been trained in universities outside of the South.

The author takes the position that the consumer pays the tax, and as such every individual of the social order should be given unlimited opportunity to make the most of himself.