” When writing on black life, whites have often been unwelcome, usually called upon to give witness or hauled in as the accused. “


” In the years after World War I, blacks began to migrate to the North and its imagined freedoms in great numbers – ‘Russian’ came to mean a black who had rushed from the South. “


” High Cotton’ is more conscious of class than ‘Black Deutschland. “


” I wrote ‘Black Deutschland’ very quickly one summer, probably because I had a lot of it in pieces and fragments sitting around over the years as false starts or notes. “


” I know black kids who don’t even know any other black kids except their cousins. And that’s enough. You wouldn’t look at these kids and say that they are Uncle Toms or self-hating or fleeing or trying to be white, given the culture in which they live, which is very natural to them as kids. “


” Paule Marshall does not let the black women in her fiction lose. While they lose friends, lovers, husbands, homes, or jobs, they always find themselves. “


” Harlem exists in retrospect, in the memory of grandparents or elderly cousins, those ‘old-timers’ ever ready with their geysers of remembered scenes. The legends of ‘Black Mecca’ are preserved in the glossy musicals of Times Square and in texts of virtually every kind. “


” Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Color Purple’ might as well have been about a bunch of dancing eggplants for all it has to say about black history. “



All 8 Darryl Pinckney Quotes about Black in picture


When writing on black life, whites have often been unwelcome, usually called upon to give witness or hauled in as the accused.
In the years after World War I, blacks began to migrate to the North and its imagined freedoms in great numbers -
High Cotton
I wrote
I know black kids who don
Paule Marshall does not let the black women in her fiction lose. While they lose friends, lovers, husbands, homes, or jobs, they always find themselves.
Harlem exists in retrospect, in the memory of grandparents or elderly cousins, those
Steven Spielberg

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