” I’m glad to take on the role of a domestic because many of your black leaders, your educators, your professionals came from domestic parents who made sacrifices to see that their children didn’t go through what they did. “


” I ruffle a lot of feathers. And I’m also selective – that makes you a troublemaker. But so be it. I laid a cornerstone for black actors, and that makes me happy. “


” Hollywood maids’ are so idiotic. They grin at everything. I told Norman Lear I didn’t want to play a maid because of that ‘hee-hee/grin-grin’ attitude, and he said, ‘Who said I wanted that?’ He told me he wanted two strong women that are the black and white of the same coin. I said, ‘Oh, well – in that case, I’ll be right there! “


” I had a wonderful father, and I couldn’t bear that television virtually ignored black fathers. “



All 4 Esther Rolle Quotes about Black in picture


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