Revolution is about the need to re-evolve political, economic and social justice and power back into the hands of the people, preferably through legislation and policies that make human sense. That’s what revolution is about. Revolution is not about shootouts.
The Black Panther Party was not a gang. They grew out of a young black intelligentsia on college campuses.
The first point was we wanted power to determine our own destiny in our own black community. And what we had done is, we wanted to write a program that was straightforward to the people. We didn’t want to give a long dissertation.
I have quite a few good friends in Philadelphia who were police officers.
You can’t call yourself a university and exclude whole ethnic groups.
To develop political and economic power in a capitalist society, you need capital.
There’s nothing wrong with being a cop. There’s nothing wrong with being a white person. It’s about where your heart is… We’ve got to get everyone beyond the xenophobic isolationism.