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A Political Contradictionary from A to Z

ACISM: the use of ethnic or racial profiling in an attempt to simultaneously identify a person's background and blind the profiler to the disrespect and any abuse of power stemming from the profiling activity.

A case in point involved flying while wearing a tee shirt with Arabic and English letters. See also Driving While Black

Being a star has made it possible for me to get insulted in places where the average Negro could never hope to go and get insulted.
Sammy Davis, Jr.

One ever feels his twoness -- an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.
W. E. B. Du Bois

I've learned that my people are not the only ones oppressed.. . . I have sung my songs all over the world and everywhere found that some common bond makes the people of all lands take to Negro songs as their own.
Paul Robeson

Poems by Langston Hughes

Sweet and docile
Meek, humble, and kind:
Beware the day
They change their mind.

I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

I'll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody'll dare
Say to me,
"Eat in the kitchen,"

They'll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed--

I, too, am America.