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.
The mere imparting of information is not education.
When you control a man's thinking you do not have to worry about his actions.
In fact, the confidence of the people is worth more than money.
Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.
The so-called modern education, with all its defects, however, does others so much more good than it does the Negro, because it has been worked out in conformity to the needs of those who have enslaved and oppressed weaker peoples.
The thought of' the inferiority of the Negro is drilled into him in almost every class he enters and in almost every book he studies.
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.
And thus goes segregation which is the most far-reaching development in the history of the Negro since the enslavement of the race.
One can cite cases of Negroes who opposed emancipation and denounced the abolitionists.
The large majority of the Negroes who have put on the finishing touches of our best colleges are all but worthless in the development of their people.
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.
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.
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