“Black people are not in a depressed condition because of some defect in their character. The colonial power structure clamped a boot of oppression on the neck of the black people and then, ironically, said ‘they are not ready for freedom.’ Left solely to the good will of the oppressor, the oppressed would never be ready.”

Source: Kwame Ture (formerly known as Stokley Carmichael) and Charles Hamilton. Black Power. pg. 23. 1967.

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