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Steven Biko - Quotes

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Merely by describing yourself as black you have started on a road towards emancipation, you have committed yourself to fight against all forces that seek to use your blackness as a stamp that marks you out as a subservient being. ---->>>

Being black is not a matter of pigmentation - being black is a reflection of a mental attitude.

Being black is not a matter of pigmentation - being black is a reflection of a mental attitude.

The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed. ---->>>

The basic tenet of black consciousness is that the black man must reject all value systems that seek to make him a foreigner in the country of his birth and reduce his basic human dignity. ---->>>

In time, we shall be in a position to bestow on South Africa the greatest possible gift - a more human face. ---->>>

Black Consciousness is an attitude of the mind and a way of life, the most positive call to emanate from the black world for a long time.

Black Consciousness is an attitude of the mind and a way of life, the most positive call to emanate from the black world for a long time.

It becomes more necessary to see the truth as it is if you realize that the only vehicle for change are these people who have lost their personality.

It becomes more necessary to see the truth as it is if you realize that the only vehicle for change are these people who have lost their personality.

You are either alive and proud or you are dead, and when you are dead, you can't care anyway. ---->>>

Black man, you are on your own. ---->>>

So as a prelude whites must be made to realise that they are only human, not superior. Same with Blacks. They must be made to realise that they are also human, not inferior. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: South Afric
Born: 12-18, 1946
Birthplace: Ginsberg, South Africa
Die: 09-12, 1977
Occupation: Activist
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Bantu Stephen Biko (18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977) was a South African anti-apartheid activist. Ideologically an African nationalist and African socialist, he was at the forefront of a grassroots anti-apartheid campaign known as the Black Consciousness Movement during the late 1960s and 1970s (wikipedia)