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    The more we pull together toward a new day, the less it matters what pushed us apart in the past.
    — Johnnetta Betsch Cole
    tags: past 
     
    The myth of black women profiting at the expense of black men is the oldest rap around.
    — Johnnetta Betsch Cole
    tags: men  women  black 
     
    if we center our lives on BMWs, RVs, VCRs, PCs and the other acronyms of consumerism, we cannot expect our children to do otherwise.
    — Johnnetta Betsch Cole
    tags: children  live  child 
     
    I grew up in the South. I grew up in the days of legalized segregation. And, so, whether you called it legal racial segregation or you called it apartheid, it was the same injustice.
    — Johnnetta Betsch Cole
    The histories of the poor and the powerless are as important as those of their conquerors, their colonizers, their kings and queens.
    — Johnnetta Betsch Cole
    tags: poor 
     
    Crisis' seems to be too mild a word to describe conditions in countless African-American communities. It is beyond crisis when in the richest nation in the world, African Americans in Harlem live shorter lives than the people of Bangladesh, one of the poorest nations of the world.
    — Johnnetta Betsch Cole
    Now, if you want to know my secret love, it is to be able to serve as an example.
    — Johnnetta Betsch Cole
    tags: secret  example 
     
    the trouble with a woman standing behind her man is that she can't see where she is going!
    — Johnnetta Betsch Cole
    tags: men  women 
     
    racism is alive and doing too well in America.
    — Johnnetta Betsch Cole
    tags: racism  america 
     
    Show me someone content with mediocrity and I'll show you someone destined for failure.
    — Johnnetta Betsch Cole
    tags: failure 
     
    The woman who bore me is no longer alive, but I seem to be her daughter in increasingly profound ways.
    — Johnnetta Betsch Cole
    tags: women  daughter 
     
    The content of the curriculum should never exclude the realities of the very students who must intellectually wrestle with it. When students study all worlds except their own, they are miseducated.
    — Johnnetta Betsch Cole
    tags: reality  world 
     
    If folks can learn to be racist, then they can learn to be anti racist. If being sexist ain't genetic, then, dad gum, people can learn about gender equality.
    — Johnnetta Betsch Cole
    tags: people  equality  gender  learn 
     
    While it is true that without a vision the people perish, it is doubly true that without action the people and their vision perish as well.
    — Johnnetta Betsch Cole
    tags: people  action  true  vision 
     
    An education that teaches you to understand something about the world has done only half of the assignment. The other half is to teach you to do something about making the world a better place.
    — Johnnetta Betsch Cole
    tags: world  education 
     
    You cannot fully understand your own life without knowing and thinking beyond your life, your own neighborhood, and even your own nation.
    — Johnnetta Betsch Cole
    tags: knowing  thinking 
     
    What you give ought to be in direct relationship to what you've received. If you have been blessed with a great deal, then you have a lot of giving to do.
    — Johnnetta Betsch Cole
    Faced with what seems like an impossible task, a group of folks will do well to remember the African proverb: When spider webs unite they can tie up a lion.
    — Johnnetta Betsch Cole
    tags: impossible 
     
    The ultimate expression of generosity is not in giving of what you have, but in giving of who you are.
    — Johnnetta Betsch Cole
    tags: giving 
     
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