Find the best quotes by Stanley Crouch.
Your ethnic or sexual identity, what region of the country you’re from, what your class is – those aspects of your identity are not the…
You can meet a young person who goes to school and is really enthusiastic, but if a sufficiently strong personality convinces them that this is…
When a violent minority that crosses color lines comes to believe that killing those you know or do not know is a reasonable solution to…
Our job as writers and thinkers in the time is how to bring about the occasions that let people have that first-person experience – or…
I also wanted to do something that I hadn’t really seen in almost any black novels, which was a complex love story in which both…
Everybody has to be reminded that there’s another way to be. Another more mysterious, unpredictable way to be that’s not necessarily based upon contrivances.
As you know from reading many of these Negro writers, we don’t deal too much with the discussion of democracy and what it means and…
You’d never know that listening to people in the UN but tribalism is the father of racism.
People don’t really think other people are the same.
I don’t know any women who don’t think about what they look like, and I don’t know any men who don’t think about what women…
But the myth of violent solutions as the ultimate solutions maintains itself in much of popular media.
Getting to the pint where the other is not the enemy is a big leap.
I wanted to get to that aesthetic proposition that comes out of learning the human elements of a world, so that those notes and rhythms…
Our society has gotten to the point where we might soon become less and less shocked by any kind of violence.
When you’re artistic director of a program, you present the music you want to present.
Now the writing in the head, I definitely do every day, thinking about how I want to phrase something or how I’d like to rephrase…
Rap actually comes out of punk rock, not black music.
When people conclude that all is futile, then the absurd becomes the norm.
Our democratic richness arrives when we’re able to comprehend our collective humanity accurately.
All of us are made up of the stories that we listen to, the ones we disagree with and the ones that we agree with.
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