“I realized that when I was very young -
that whatever he was looking at, wasn’t me.”
"If I'm not what they think I am,
it's a threat to what they think reality is"!
"In a way black men were very useful for the American because in a country so absolutely undefined -
so amorphous - where there are no limits - no height really, and no depth - there was one thing of which one could be certain. One knew where one was by knowing where the negro was. You knew that you were not on the bottom because the negro was there."