H. Rap Brown quotes

  • Everybody in the black community must organize, and then we decide whether we will have alliance with other people or not, but not until we are organized.
    -- H. Rap Brown

    #People #Community #Black

  • I say violence is necessary. It is as American as cherry pie.
    -- H. Rap Brown

    #Military #Pie #Violence

  • In terms of the revolution, I believe that the revolution will be a revolution of dispossessed people in this country: that's the Mexican American, the Puerto Rican American, the American Indian, and black people.
    -- H. Rap Brown

    #Country #Believe #People

  • There's no such thing as second class citizenship. That's like telling me you can be a little bit pregnant.
    -- H. Rap Brown

    #Second Chance #Class #Littles

  • I seek truth over a lie; I seek justice over injustice; I seek righteousness over the rewards of evildoers, and I love Allah more than I love the state.
    -- H. Rap Brown

    #Lying #Justice #Rewards

  • One of the lies that we tell ourselves is that we're making progress; but Huey's chair's empty.
    -- H. Rap Brown

    #Lying #Progress #Deceit

  • We talking about revolution because that's the era that you're caught in.
    -- H. Rap Brown

    #Talking #Eras #Revolution

  • If America don't come around, we're gonna' burn it down.
    -- H. Rap Brown

    #America

  • Being a man is the continuing battle for one's life. One loses a bit of manhood with every stale compromise to the authority of any power in which one does not believe.
    -- H. Rap Brown

    #Believe #Men #Battle

  • There has to be a social commitment, a social consciousness that joins men together. On the basis of their coming together, they do not transgress against themselves and they do not transgress against others.
    -- H. Rap Brown

    #Commitment #Together #Consciousness

  • The poverty program was not designed to eliminate poverty.
    -- H. Rap Brown

    #Poverty #Program

  • The man does not beat your head because you got a Cadillac or because you got a Ford; he beats you because you're black!
    -- H. Rap Brown

    #Men #Black #Doe

  • This is a very unforgiving country when you show this country its warts, when you hold the mirror up. If you happen not to share their beliefs, they'll kill you.
    -- H. Rap Brown

    #Country #Mirrors #Belief

  • See, it's no in between: you're either free or you're a slave.
    -- H. Rap Brown

    #Slave

  • I say violence is necessary. Violence is a part of America's culture. It is as American as cherry pie. Americans taught the black people to be violent. We will use that violence to rid ourselves of oppression if necessary. We will be free, by any means necessary.
    -- H. Rap Brown

    #Mean #America #Pie

  • An old African leader says about leadership, he says that leadership should never be shared; it should always remain in the hands of the dispossessed people. We will lead the revolution.
    -- H. Rap Brown

    #Hands #People #Leader

  • Attack those concepts such as 'third world.' Think about it. If we look at it in terms of numbers, then people of color are the majority in this world. We should be the 'first world.'
    -- H. Rap Brown

    #Thinking #Color #Numbers

  • Class structures are a luxury that we cannot afford.
    -- H. Rap Brown

    #Class #Luxury #Structure

  • But black people fall for that same argument, and they go around talking about law breakers. We did not make the laws in this country. We are neither morally nor legally confined to those laws. Those laws that keep them up, keep us down.
    -- H. Rap Brown

    #Country #Fall #Talking

  • Black people must address itself to the causes of poverty. That's oppression in this country.
    -- H. Rap Brown

    #Country #People #Black

  • When you understand your obligations to God then you can understand your obligations to society.
    -- H. Rap Brown

    #Obligation

  • They cannot divide us by saying that you're middle class or you're lower class.
    -- H. Rap Brown

    #Class #Lower Class #Middle

  • The first responsibility of the Muslim is as teacher. That is his job, to teach. His first school, his first classroom is within the household. His first student is himself. He masters himself and then he begins to convey the knowledge that he has acquired to the family. The people who are closest to him.
    -- H. Rap Brown

    #Teacher #Jobs #Teaching

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