From Audre


“For while we wait for another Malcolm, another Martin, another charismatic Black leader to validate our struggles, old Black people are freezing to death in tenements, Black children are being brutalized and slaughtered in the streets, or lobotomized by the television, and the percentage of Black families living below the poverty line is higher today than in 1963. And if we wait to put the future into the hands of some new messiah, what happens when those people are shot, or discredited, or tried for murder, or called homosexual, or otherwise disempowered. Do we put our future on hold?  – Audre Lorde

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