"(White people) need to be coached up and they need to be educated about what the heck is going on in the world," Carroll said. "Black people can't scream anymore, they can't march any more, they can't bear their souls anymore to what they've lived with for hundreds of years because white guys came over from Europe and started a new country with a great idea and great ideals and wrote down great writings and laws and all of that about democracy and freedom and equality for all. And then that's not what happened, because we went down this road here and followed economics—rich white guys making money—and they put together a system of slavery, and we've never left it, really. It has never gone away. "And Black people know the truth, they know exactly what's going on. It's white people who don't know. It's not that they're not telling us; they've been telling us the stories. We know what's right and what's wrong,
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Subversive Southerner: Anne Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War South - by Catherine Fosl - is an excellent book which I would highly recommend reading! It is difficult for me to separate the unbelievably incredible person that Anne Braden was from the excellent job that the author did in researching and writing this book. 'White people who really believe in a united human race should not be frightened when SNCC other groups talk about "black power." Our society has lived by white power. Unless black people create their own power, there can never be a meeting ground...by forcing (white people) out of black communitie (and into organizing whites,SNCC) may be providing this generation with the last chance white people will ever have to overcome the racism and white supremacy by which western man has come close to destroying this planet. ' pages 301-302 - quoting Anne Braden in 1966 But when we talked about integration in the '40s, '