Constance Baker Motley Quotes


40 Constance Baker Motley quotes:



"I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to go to school every day and do my homework."
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"Affirmitive action is extremely complex because it appears in many different forms."
"All Southern state colleges and universities are open to black students."
"By 1962, King had become, by the media's reckoning, the new civil rights leader."
"Doing away with separate black colleges meets resistance from alumni and other blacks."
"New Orleans may well have been the most liberal Deep South city in 1954 because of its large Creole population, the influence of the French, and its cosmopolitan atmosphere."
"The Constitution, as originally drawn, made no reference to the fact that all Americans wre considered equal members of society."
"The last state to admit a black student to the college level was South Carolina."
"The middle class, in the white population, encompasses a wide swath."
"The women's rights movement of the 1970s had not yet emerged; except for Bella Abzug, I had no women supporters."
"There is no longer a single common impediment to blacks emerging in this society."
"Today's white majority is largely silent about the race question."
"Too many whites still see blacks as a group apart."
"We African Americans have now spent the major part of the 20th Century battling racism."
"We Americans entered a new phase in our history - the era of integration - in 1954."
"We knew then what we know now; only exemplary blacks are acceptable."
"When I was 15, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer. No one thought this was a good idea."
"Columbia Law School men were being drafted, and suddenly women who had done well in college were considered acceptable candidates for the vacant seats."
"How long must the American community afford special treatment to blacks?"
"In high school, I discovered myself. I was interested in race relations and the legal profession. I read about Lincoln and that he believed the law to be the most difficult of professions."



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