Created Dec 02, 2011

openlyblack

I'm as old as television, but hopefully no where near as venal or vapid. more

I was born when my people were making the transition from referring to ourselves as "colored" and were proudly calling ourselves "Negroes".

I am as old as television and have spent the majority of my life trying really hard not to be as vapidly money grubbing as that medium.

Defining Quotations:
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."
Mahatma Gandhi

"Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily."
Thomas Szasz

"I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few."
Benjamin Disraeli

"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."
Stephen Henry Roberts

"You could move."
Abigail Van Buren, "DEAR ABBY" In response to a reader who complained that a gay couple was moving in across the street and wanted to know what he could do to improve the quality of the neighborhood.