Some Memorable Quotes

From Dreams of My Father: ‘I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.’

From Dreams of My Father : ‘I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother’s race.’

From Dreams of My Father: ‘There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.’

From Dreams of My Father: ‘It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.’

From Dreams of My Father: ‘I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn’t speak to my own. It was into my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa, that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself: the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.’

And FINALLY,
From Audacity of Hope: ‘I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.’

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2 Responses to “Some Memorable Quotes”

  1. PATRIOT Says:

    It is good too see that you are FINALLY reading books that have meaning and substance. Both number 1 sellers on the N.Y. Times best sellers list. Both great reads that allow you too see how brilliant this man truly is. Maybe now you will shed your neo-con racist beliefs!!!

  2. Wanderant Says:

    Ummm, I think that by excerpting sections of Obie’s autobio’s, AGOH is proving it’s point about your Presidents RACIST and BIASED beliefs.

    I’ve yet to see a racist or biased post by AGOH. You claim it all the time (yawn), but can’t seem to make even one charge stick.

    It is interesting to note that Patriot supports Obie’s racist rantings while pointing that crooked finger at others, though. Interesting strategy, but it isn’t appearing to be working- is it?

    Me thinks thou dost project….

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