” You can’t tolerate anybody attempting to threaten or intimidate your body. You must respond with force. “


” It’s very hard to be black in this country and hate America. It’s really hard to live like that. I would actually argue it’s impossible to fully see yourself. “


” I think the body is the ultimate thing. The soul and mind are part of the body. I don’t think there is anything outside of that. Your physical self is who you are. Some people feel that that is reductionist, but I don’t think it is. It’s just true. “


” I do understand how hate eats at the soul and how to purge yourself of hate. “


” My belief is in the chaos of the world and that you have to find your peace within the chaos and that you still have to find some sort of mission. “


” The African-American tradition, in the main, is very, very church-based, very, very Christian. It accepts, you know, certain narratives about the world. I didn’t really have that present in my house. “


” The president of the United States is not a king. You know? Barack Obama was elected by the American people. “


” The relationship between violence and nonviolence in this country is interesting. The fact of the matter is, you know, people do respond to riots. The 1968 Housing Act was in large response to riots that broke out after Dr. Martin Luther King was killed. They cited these as an actual inspiration. “


” The lives of African-Americans in this country are characterized by violence for most of our history. Much of that violence, at least to some extent, you know, done by the very state that’s supposed to protect them. “



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I think the body is the ultimate thing. The soul and mind are part of the body. I don
I do understand how hate eats at the soul and how to purge yourself of hate.
My belief is in the chaos of the world and that you have to find your peace within the chaos and that you still have to find some sort of mission.
The African-American tradition, in the main, is very, very church-based, very, very Christian. It accepts, you know, certain narratives about the world. I didn
The president of the United States is not a king. You know? Barack Obama was elected by the American people.
The relationship between violence and nonviolence in this country is interesting. The fact of the matter is, you know, people do respond to riots. The 1968 Housing Act was in large response to riots that broke out after Dr. Martin Luther King was killed. They cited these as an actual inspiration.
The lives of African-Americans in this country are characterized by violence for most of our history. Much of that violence, at least to some extent, you know, done by the very state that
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