Quotes From Today’s Civil Rights Movement

by John Hawkins | April 11, 2012 9:15 am

Since the 1960’s the Civil Rights Movement has grown into a loathsome parody of itself. A movement that was once defined by Martin Luther King’s fight against intolerance and unjust laws is today known for shakedowns of major corporations, never ending claims to victimhood, the Reparations Movement, institutionalizing discrimination against whites, anti-semitism, divisive racial rhetoric, & virulent denunciations of anyone who dares to disagree with their agenda.

Fortunately, men like Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, David Horowitz, Bill O’Reilly, Alan Keyes, Clarence Thomas, Larry Elder, & Jessie Lee Peterson among others have spoken out against the hate speech, inequality under the law, & group think that has come to be identified with the Civil Rights movement today.

Here are just some of the offensive quotes that show how far some of the leaders and adherents of today’s Civil Rights Movement has strayed from it’s admirable origins….


I am going to be like a pit bull. That is the way I’m going to be against the Jews. I am going to bite the tail of the honkies. — Khalid Abdul Muhammad, Nation Of Islam & New Black Panther Party, at Howard University, 1994

The Jews don’t like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that’s a good name. Hitler was a very great man. He rose Germany up from the ashes — Louis Farrakhan, 1984

Now that nation called Israel, never has had any peace in forty years and she will never have any peace because there can never be any peace structured on injustice, thievery, lying and deceit and using the name of God to shield your dirty religion under His holy and righteous name — Louis Farrakhan, 1984

‘Hymies.’ ‘Hymietown.’ — Jesse Jackson’s description of New York City while on the 1984 presidential campaign trail.

You see everybody always talk about Hitler exterminating six million Jews. That’s right. But don’t nobody ever ask what did they do to Hitler…They went in there, in Germany, the way they do everywhere they go, and they supplanted, they usurped…they had undermined the very fabric of the society. — Khalid Abdul Muhammad, Nation Of Islam & New Black Panther Party, Chicago Sun-Times, Appearance at Chicago State University, March 24, 1996

I say to Jewish America: Get ready…knuckle up, put your boots on, because we’re ready and the war is going down… The real deal is this: Black youth do not want a relationship with the Jewish community or the mainstream white community or the foot shuffling, head-bowing, knee bobbing black community… All you Jews can go straight to hell. — Quannell X, National Youth minister for the Nation Of Islam, New York Daily News, October 17, 1995


(On the Bush administration) Instead of uniting us the new administration almost daily separates and divides. They selected nominees from the Taliban wing of American politics, appeased the wretched appetites of the extreme right wing and chose Cabinet officials whose devotion to the Confederacy is nearly canine in its uncritical affection — Julian Bond

There is a right-wing conspiracy…an interlocking network of funders, groups, and activists, who coordinate their methods and their message…They are…the movement behind vouchers, the legal assault on affirmative action and other remedies for discrimination, attempts to reapportion us [blacks] out of office, and attacks on equity everywhere. They’ve had a collection of black hustlers and hucksters on their payrolls for more than twenty years, promoting them as the new generation of black leaders. They can’t deal with the leaders we choose for ourselves, so they manufacture, promote, and hire new ones. Like ventriloquists’ dummies, [these blacks] speak in their puppet-master’s voice — Julian Bond at the 2002 NAACP Convention

(On Black Conservatives) A new breed of Uncle Tom [and] some of the biggest liars the world ever saw – Former NAACP executive director Benjamin Hooks on black Conservatives

Anthrax did not come from a cave in Afghanistan,” but from “[t]he same people who blew up the building in Oklahoma City, Ruby Ridge, the terror attack in Atlanta, Georgia – those same anti-union forces….’Ashcroft is using the FBI as one weapon, the IRS as another weapon, and leaks to the right-wing media as another weapon’ to ‘destroy the leadership’ of organized labor. — Jesse Jackson at speech to AFL-CIO in Dec, 2001

In South Africa we’d call it Apartheid. In Nazi Germany we’d call it fascism. Here we call it conservatism. These people are attacking the poor — Jesse Jackson

Of course, Mr. Hannity was outraged that any American would not cross her hand over her heart and repeat the hypocritical words, ‘one nation.’ Whenever we come up on the Fourth of You Lie, I think of Frederick Douglas and his masterful oration, ‘The meaning of the Fourth of July to the Negro.’ Pledge the flag? I think not! — Julianne Malveaux

When white folks can’t defeat you, they’ll always find some Negro, some boot-licking, butt-licking, bamboozled, half-baked, half-fried, sissified, punkified, pasteurized, homogenized N*gger that they can trot out in front of you — Khalid Abdul Muhammad of the Nation Of Islam


(On Hezbollah) They call them terrorists, I call them freedom fighters. No one asks why they would do such a thing. Why would they do such a thing? What has driven them to this point? That’s what the UN, the U.S. and Europe doesn’t want to deal with because the Zionists have control in England, in Europe, in the United States and around the world. — Louis Farrakhan at District Council 33 Union Hall, Philadelphia, April 22, 1996

Qaddafi is hated because he is the leader of a small country that is rich, but he uses his money to finance liberation struggles. And since he’s financing liberation struggles against imperialists and Zionists and oppressors, the Zionists hate him, the imperialists hate him, the neo-colonialists hate him, America hates him. Well, you must be all three. I love him. — Louis Farrakhan Savior’s Day Speech, Chicago, February 25, 1996

The President wants to talk about a terrorist named bin Laden. I don’t want to talk about bin Laden. I want to talk about a terrorist called Christopher Columbus. I want to talk about a terrorist called George Washington. I want to talk about a terrorist called Rudy Giuliani. The real terrorists have always been the United Snakes of America. — Malik Zulu Shabazz at reparations rally, 2002


I want to go up to the closest white person and say: ‘You can’t understand this, it’s a black thing’ and then slap him, just for my mental health — Charles Barron, a New York city councilman at a reparations rally, 2002

If they don’t pay us reparations now, we’re talking about scorched earth — Charles Barron, a New York city councilman at a reparations rally, 2002

Reparations are a really good way for white people to admit they’re wrong — Zack Webb, University Of Kentucky NAACP

Clarence Thomas

I apologize. Exactly three years ago, we ran a cover illustration of U. S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, resplendent with an Aunt Jemima-like handkerchief on his head. In retrospect, we were far too benevolent. Hence, this month’s cover with Clarence appropriately attired as a lawn jockey. Even our latest depiction is too compassionate for a person who has done so much to turn back the clock on civil rights…During slavery, the lawn jockeys on plantations were used to let other owners know when a slave had escaped. According to slave narrative, a lantern would be placed in the jockey’s hand and would remain there as long as the escaped slave remained free. Now you know why there’s a lantern in Clarence’s hand on our cover. That’s Clarence Thomas–he’ll leave a light on for you. — Emerge Magazine, 1996

A handkerchief-head, chicken-and-biscuit-eating Uncle Tom — Spike Lee

I have told [Thomas] I am ashamed of him, because he is becoming to the black community what Benedict Arnold was to the nation he deserted; and what Judas Iscariot was to Jesus: a traitor; and what Brutus was to Caesar: an assassin — Reverend Joseph Lowery of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

I hope his wife feeds him lots of eggs and butter and he dies early, like many black men do, of heart disease — Julianne Malveaux

If you give Thomas a little flour on his face, you’d think you had [former Klansman] David Duke — Carl Rowan

On Whites

Civil rights laws were not passed to protect the rights of white men and do not apply to them — Mary Frances Berry, Chairman, US Commission on Civil Rights

The white man is our mortal enemy, and we cannot accept him. I will fight to see that vicious beast go down into the late of fire prepared for him from the beginning, that he never rise again to give any innocent black man, woman or child the hell that he has delighted in pouring on us for 400 years — Louis Farrakhan, City College audience in New York

I mean, if black people kill black people every day, why not have a week and kill white people? You understand what I’m saying? In other words, white people, this government and that mayor were well aware of the fact that black people were dying every day in Los Angeles under gang violence. So if you’re a gang member and you would normally be killing somebody, why not kill a white person? Do you think that somebody thinks that white people are better, or above dying, when they would kill their own kind? — Sister Souljah In A Washington Post Interview, 1992

The white man is not only practicing racism and Zionism and with the prostitution ring, the so-called Jew man with the Jew woman all over the world to make a few dollars. He is also practicing sexism. He’s a racist, he’s a Zionist, a sexist, and imperialist. He’s a no good bastard. He’s not a devil, the white man is the Devil — Khalid Abdul Muhammad, Nation Of Islam & New Black Panther Party,

(On the Pope) Elijah Muhammad taught that the Pope of Rome is the anti-Christ… It makes me sick to my stomach to see black people running over each other just to kiss this cracker. Who in the hell is the pope of Rome? He’s an imposter, he’s an idol, he’s a false icon that must be torn down. — Khalid Abdul Muhammad, Nation Of Islam & New Black Panther Party, Appearance at the “Black Holocaust Nationhood Conference,” held as a prelude to the Million Man March, October 15, 1995

White folks was in caves while we was building empires… We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it. — Rev. Al Sharpton in a 1994 speech at Kean College, NJ, cited in “Democrats Do the Dumbest Things”

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