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Too much agreement kills a chat.

Too much agreement kills a chat.

You're either part of the solution or you're part of the problem. ---->>>

There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness. ---->>>

You don't have to teach people how to be human. You have to teach them how to stop being inhuman. ---->>>

In prison, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all. ---->>>

I feel that I am a citizen of the American dream and that the revolutionary struggle of which I am a part is a struggle against the American nightmare. ---->>>

The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.

The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.

If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism, if I myself and other former Muslims can change, if young whites can change, then there is hope for America. ---->>>

I have taken an oath in my heart to oppose communism until the day I die. ---->>>

What America demands in her black champions is a brilliant, powerful body and a dull, bestial mind. ---->>>

Respect commands itself and can neither be given nor withheld when it is due. ---->>>

I've gone beyond civil rights and human rights to creation rights. ---->>>

History could pass for a scarlet text, its jot and title graven red in human blood. ---->>>

All the gods are dead except the god of war. ---->>>

Everybody changes, not just me. ---->>>

The Twist was a guided missile launched from the ghetto into the heart of suburbia. The Twist succeeded, as politics, religion and law could never do, in writing in the heart and soul what the Supreme Court could only write on the books. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 08-31, 1935
Birthplace: Wabbaseka, Arkansas, U.S.
Die: 05-01, 1998
Occupation: Activist

Leroy Eldridge Cleaver (August 31, 1935 – May 1, 1998) was an American writer and political activist who became an early leader of the Black Panther Party. His 1968 book, Soul On Ice, is a collection of essays that, at the time of its publication, was praised by The New York Times Book Review as "brilliant and revealing" (wikipedia)