Partisanship is our great curse. We too readily assume that everything has two sides and that it is our duty to be on one or the other.
Integration is a man’s ability to want to move in there by himself. If someone wants to live in a white neighborhood and he is black, that is his choice. It should be his rights. It is not because white people will not allow him.
First, he must hold rational values, and to do this he must be a thinker.
Now, then, in order to understand white supremacy we must dismiss the fallacious notion that white people can give anybody their freedom.
We are incredibly heedless in the formation of our beliefs, but find ourselves filled with an illicit passion for them when anyone proposed to rob us of their companionship.
Before a group can enter the open society, it must first close ranks.
Death is not evil, for it frees man from all ills and takes away his desires along with desire’s rewards.
We find it hard to believe that other people’s thoughts are as silly as our own, but they probably are.
An organization which claims to be working for the needs of a community – as SNCC does – must work to provide that community with a position of strength from which to make its voice heard. This is the significance of black power beyond the slogan.
A man is born free.