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Angela Davis

  • What this country needs is more unemployed politicians.

    • Angela Davis,
    • speech in Oakland, California ()
  • We know that the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.

    • Angela Davis,
    • "Tribute to George Jackson," Daily World ()
  • If they come for me in the morning, they will come for you at night.

  • ... we have accumulated a wealth of historical experience which confirms our belief that the scales of American justice are out of balance.

  • Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo — obedient to our keepers, but dangerous to each other.

  • Walls turned sideways are bridges.

  • Invisible, repetitive, exhausting, unproductive, uncreative — these are the adjectives which most perfectly capture the nature of housework.

  • The process of empowerment cannot be simplistically defined in accordance with our own particular class interests. We must learn to lift as we climb.

  • ... in this society, dominated as it is by the profit-seeking ventures of monopoly corporations, health has been callously transformed into a commodity — a commodity that those with means are able to afford, but that is too often entirely beyond the reach of others.

  • We are never assured of justice without a fight.

  • I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change ... I'm changing the things I cannot accept.

    • Angela Davis
  • I am still remembered as a hairdo. It is humiliating because it reduces a politics of liberation to a politics of fashion.

    • Angela Davis

Angela Davis, U.S. activist, scholar, writer

(1944)

Full name: Angela Yvonne Davis.