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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or to someone else's ignorance.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Usually, when people talk about the "strength" of black women . . . . they ignore the reality that to be strong in the face of oppression is not the same as overcoming oppression, that endurance is not to be confused with transformation.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I believe that this nation can only heal from the wounds of racism if we all begin to love blackness. And by that I don't mean that we love only that which is best within us, but that we're also able to love that which is faltering, which is wounded, which is contradictory, incomplete.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Secrets find a way out in sleep . . . It is the place where there is no pretense.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I always tell my students that Malcolm X came both to his spirituality and to his consciousness as a thinker when he had solitude to read. Unfortunately, tragically, like so many young black males, that solitude only came in prison.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I feel enormously blessed to be a successful black woman writer in this culture, but I have found my small fame, such as it is, to be very isolating... because I think that especially for black women, the more we rise from the bottom, the more we move and journey, the more we are the targets of the most brutal and vicious attacks.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I'm so disturbed when my women students behave as though they can only read women, or black students behave as though they can only read blacks, or white students behave as though they can only identify with a white writer.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I began writing a book on love because I felt that the United States is moving away from love.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Being oppressed means the absence of choices.”

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