Angela Davis Quotes


22 Angela Davis quotes:



"To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women."
"But at the same time you can't assume that making a difference 20 years ago is going to allow you to sort of live on the laurels of those victories for the rest of your life."
"First of all, I didn't suggest that we should simply get rid of all prisons."
"I think that has to do with my awareness that in a sense we all have a certain measure of responsibility to those who have made it possible for us to take advantage of the opportunities."
"I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement."
"Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo - obedient to our keepers, but dangerous to each other."
"Now, if we look at the way in which the labor movement itself has evolved over the last couple of decades, we see increasing numbers of black people who are in the leadership of the labor movement and this is true today."
"That's true but I think the contemporary problem that we are facing increasing numbers of black people and other people of color being thrown into a status that involves work in alternative economies and increasing numbers of people who are incarcerated."
"And I guess what I would say is that we can't think narrowly about movements for black liberation and we can't necessarily see this class division as simply a product or a certain strategy that black movements have developed for liberation."
"I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively."
"Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been."
"Radical simply means "grasping things at the root."
"We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society."
"When Bush says democracy, I often wonder what he's referring to."
"Racism, in the first place, is a weapon used by the wealthy to increase the profits they bring in by paying Black workers less for their work."
"Well of course there's been a great deal of progress over the last 40 years. We don't have laws that segregate black people within the society any longer."
"Well, we see an increasingly weaker labor movement as a result of the overall assault on the labor movement and as a result of the globalization of capital."
"You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now."
"These are the rules for the mullet hunt,"
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"To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women"
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