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white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It’s not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for Quote
 

“A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi . . . has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It’s not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for” — Thurgood Marshall

 

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Madam C. J. Walker Money Quote saying as the first woman black millionaire in the early 1900’s that because Americans focus so much respect on financial success, black role models are needed. Madam C. J. Walker said:
 
America doesn't respect anything but money. What our people need is a few millionaires Quote
“America doesn’t respect anything but money. What our people need is a few millionaires” — Madam C. J. Walker
 
 

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You can bare your bosom to the storm of British artillery to throw off a three-penny tax on tea; and yet wring the last hard earned farthing from the grasp of the black laborers of your country Quote
 

“You can bare your bosom to the storm of British artillery to throw off a three-penny tax on tea; and yet wring the last hard earned farthing from the grasp of the black laborers of your country” — Frederick Douglass

 

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Blessings you rejoice are not enjoyed in common. Independence bequeathed shared not by me Quote
 

“The blessings in which you this day rejoice are not enjoyed in common. The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity, and independence bequeathed by your fathers is shared by you, not by me” — Frederick Douglass

 

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Be Black, Buy Black, Think Black, and all else will take care of itself! Quote
 

“Be Black, Buy Black, Think Black, and all else will take care of itself!” — Marcus Garvey

 

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Treat me bad and pay me well is not going to lead to happiness Quote
 

“You treat people like human beings. That’s the main point, It goes back to the whole thing — ‘treat me really bad and pay me well.’ It’s not going to lead to happiness” — Jay Z

 

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They got money for wars, but can't feed the poor Quote
 

“They got money for wars, but can’t feed the poor” — Tupac Shakur

 

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By our iniquitous money system we have manipulated a system of oppression which, though more refined, is no less cruel than the old system of chattel slavery Quote
 

“By our iniquitous money system we have manipulated a system of oppression which, though more refined, is no less cruel than the old system of chattel slavery” — Horace Greeley

 

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Let us have a bank that will turn nickels into dollars Quote
 

“Let us put our moneys together. Let us have a bank that will take the nickels and turn them into dollars” — Maggie Walker

 

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We got no wealthy black people. We got rich people. Shaq is rich. The guy who signs his checks is wealthy Quote
 

“We got no wealthy black people. We got rich people. Shaq is rich. The guy who signs his checks is wealthy” — Chris Rock

 

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I found this out over the years, that racism is a thinly veiled disguise over economics and money. It really is Quote
 

“I found this out over the years, that racism is a thinly veiled disguise over economics and money. It really is” — Quincy Jones

 

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[Prison] is a cruel and useless substitute for the elimination of poverty, unemployment, homelessness, desperation, racism, greed -- which are at the root of most punished crime. The crimes of the rich and powerful go mostly unpunished Quote
 

“[Prison] is a cruel and useless substitute for the elimination of those conditions — poverty, unemployment, homelessness, desperation, racism, greed — which are at the root of most punished crime. The crimes of the rich and powerful go mostly unpunished” — Howard Zinn

 

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How racism works. To be president, [Obama] had to be scholarly, intelligent, president of the Harvard Law Review, the product of some of our greatest educational institutions, capable of talking to two different worlds ... Donald Trump had to be rich and white. That was it. That’s the difference Quote
 

“How racism works. To be president, [Obama] had to be scholarly, intelligent, president of the Harvard Law Review, the product of some of our greatest educational institutions, capable of talking to two different worlds … Donald Trump had to be rich and white. That was it. That’s the difference” — Ta-Nehisi Coates

 

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Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man Quote
 

“Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man” — Johnnie Cochran

 

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I’ve been offered jobs by companies that supported apartheid many times in the 25 years of my modeling career, but I have never taken one of them. I have to refuse that money Quote
 

“I’ve been offered jobs by companies that supported apartheid many times in the 25 years of my modeling career, but I have never taken one of them. I have to refuse that money, because I’m not going to work against my people. They’ve suffered enough” — Naomi Campbell

 

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If you are more outraged at poor black folks in Missouri looting stores than rich whites on Wall Street looting your future, you have been duped Quote
 

“If you are more outraged at poor black folks in Missouri looting stores than rich whites on Wall Street looting your future, you have been duped” — Pete Dominick

 

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Every slave is a stolen man; every slaveholder is a man-stealer. By no precedent, no example, no law, no compact, no purchase, no bequest, no inheritance, no combination of circumstances, is slaveholding right or justifiable Quote
 

“Every slave is a stolen man; every slaveholder is a man-stealer. By no precedent, no example, no law, no compact, no purchase, no bequest, no inheritance, no combination of circumstances, is slaveholding right or justifiable. While a slave remains in his fetters, the land must have no rest” — William Lloyd Garrison

 
 

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I didn't want to pay my fare and then go around the back door, because many times, even if you did that, you might not get on the bus at all. They'd probably shut the door, drive off, and leave you standing there Quote
 

“I didn’t want to pay my fare and then go around the back door, because many times, even if you did that, you might not get on the bus at all. They’d probably shut the door, drive off, and leave you standing there” — Rosa Parks

 

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America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. America has given the Negro people a bad check which has come back marked 'insufficient funds' Quote
 

“America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check which has come back marked ‘insufficient funds'” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

 
 

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Income Inequality in the U.S. Infographic
 

 

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