The southern whites would rather have had Negroes who stole, work for them than Negroes who knew, however dimly, the worth of their own humanity. Hence, whites placed a premium upon black deceit; they encouraged irresponsibility; and their rewards were bestowed upon us blacks in the degree that we could make them feel safe and superior.

Richard Wright
Novelist
  • White Instagram Icon
  • White Twitter Icon

All rights reserved  |  Gumbo Media, LLC © 2020