Ishmael Reed - Quotes

There are 7 quotes by Ishmael Reed at 95quotes.com. Find your favorite quotations and top quotes by Ishmael Reed from this hand-picked collection . Feel free to share these quotes and sayings on Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr & Twitter or any of your favorite social networking sites.

I used to be a discipline problem, which caused me embarrassment until I realized that being a discipline problem in a racist society is sometimes an honor.

I used to be a discipline problem, which caused me embarrassment until I realized that being a discipline problem in a racist society is sometimes an honor.

Writing poetry is the hard manual labor of the imagination. ---->>>

I finally had to go to the American Civil Liberties Union here in northern California to get my reply published to what I considered to be a hatchet job done by Stanley Crouch. ---->>>

That kind of thing happens to black people every day in this country, and they don't receive that kind of sentence he did, which was to go to prison on the weekends; I think he lectured there-an outside lecturer. ---->>>

Ethnic life in the United States has become a sort of contest like baseball in which the blacks are always the Chicago Cubs. ---->>>

Free enterprise is not a bad idea and has produced art. ---->>>

I'm sure that you could go back and make a graph showing that all the killings of black males increased in times of economic difficulty. As a matter of fact, a black man was lynched last year. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 02-22, 1938
Birthplace:
Die:
Occupation: Poet
Website:

Ishmael Scott Reed (born February 22, 1938) is an American poet, novelist, essayist, songwriter, playwright, editor and publisher, who is known for his satirical works challenging American political culture, and highlighting political and cultural oppression. Reed's work has often sought to represent neglected African and African-American perspectives; his energy and advocacy have centered more broadly on neglected peoples and perspectives, irrespective of their cultural origins (wikipedia)