it’s not bad or selfish or wrong to desire attention and love when you are feeling ill and upset. sometimes, you need other people to keep you afloat. that’s okay. you are not a burden. being needy is not a bad thing. you deserve to be cared for. it’s okay to ask for help.
White people associate Black Power with violence because of their inability to deal with blackness. If we said ‘Negro Power’ nobody would get scared. Everybody would support it. If we said power for colored people, everybody’d be for that, but it is the word ‘black’ that bothers people in this country, and that’s their problem, not mine. That’s the lie that says anything black is bad.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.