I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.
~ Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 - October 24, 1972)
Negro poverty is not white poverty, ... Many of its causes and many of its cures are the same. But there are differences - deep, corrosive, obstinate differences, radiating painful roots into the community and into the family and the nature of the individual. These differences are not racial differences. They are solely and simply the consequence of ancient brutality, past injustice and present prejudice. They are anguishing to observe. For the negro they are a constant reminder of oppression.