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H. Rap Brown Quotes

To be successful in struggle requires remembrance of the Creator and the doing of good deeds. This is important because successful struggle demands that there be a kind of social consciousness.
H. Rap Brown
Good, Successful, Struggle

I seek truth over a lie; I seek justice over injustice; I seek righteousness over the rewards of evildoers, and I love Allah more than I love the state.
H. Rap Brown
Love, Truth, Justice

I say violence is necessary. It is as American as cherry pie.
H. Rap Brown
Violence, Necessary, Pie

Everybody in the black community must organize, and then we decide whether we will have alliance with other people or not, but not until we are organized.
H. Rap Brown
Until, Black, Whether

The first responsibility of the Muslim is as teacher. That is his job, to teach. His first school, his first classroom is within the household. His first student is himself. He masters himself and then he begins to convey the knowledge that he has acquired to the family. The people who are closest to him.
H. Rap Brown
Family, Knowledge, Teacher

See, it’s no in between: you’re either free or you’re a slave.
H. Rap Brown
Between, Free, Either

See, justice is a joke in this country, and it stinks of its hypocricy.
H. Rap Brown
Justice, Joke, Stinks

When you understand your obligations to God then you can understand your obligations to society.
H. Rap Brown
God, Society, Understand

But black people fall for that same argument, and they go around talking about law breakers. We did not make the laws in this country. We are neither morally nor legally confined to those laws. Those laws that keep them up, keep us down.
H. Rap Brown
Keep, Black, Law

There’s no such thing as second class citizenship. That’s like telling me you can be a little bit pregnant.
H. Rap Brown
Bit, Second, Class

In terms of the revolution, I believe that the revolution will be a revolution of dispossessed people in this country: that’s the Mexican American, the Puerto Rican American, the American Indian, and black people.
H. Rap Brown
Black, Revolution, Terms

There has to be a social commitment, a social consciousness that joins men together. On the basis of their coming together, they do not transgress against themselves and they do not transgress against others.
H. Rap Brown
Men, Others, Together

The poverty program was not designed to eliminate poverty.
H. Rap Brown
Poverty, Program, Designed

Revolution comes when human beings set out to correct decadent institutions.
H. Rap Brown
Revolution, Beings, Correct

So black people all across this country are uniting. They must unite, and they must organize themselves.
H. Rap Brown
Themselves, Black, Across

The man does not beat your head because you got a Cadillac or because you got a Ford; he beats you because you’re black!
H. Rap Brown
Black, Head, Beat

The only thing that’s going to free Huey is gun powder.
H. Rap Brown
Free, Gun, Powder

To be successful in struggle requires remembrance of the Creator and the doing of good deeds. This is important because successful struggle demands that there be a kind of social consciousness. There has to be a social commitment, a social consciousness that joins men together.
H. Rap Brown
Good, Men, Successful

Black people must address itself to the causes of poverty. That’s oppression in this country.
H. Rap Brown
Black, Poverty, Itself

They cannot divide us by saying that you’re middle class or you’re lower class.
H. Rap Brown
Cannot, Saying, Class

Yes, politics IS war without bloodshed; and war is an extension of those politics.
H. Rap Brown
War, Politics, Yes

No such thing as a Dixiecrat.
H. Rap Brown

We happen to be the vanguard of that revolutionary struggle because we are the most dispossessed.
H. Rap Brown
Happen, Struggle, Vanguard

And understand: class differences will not save you.
H. Rap Brown
Understand, Class, Save

Class structures are a luxury that we cannot afford.
H. Rap Brown
Cannot, Class, Luxury

If America don’t come around, we’re gonna’ burn it down.
H. Rap Brown
America, Gonna, Burn

One of the lies that we tell ourselves is that we’re making progress; but Huey’s chair’s empty.
H. Rap Brown
Tell, Making, Ourselves

The only politics in this country that’s relevant to black people today is the politics of revolution… none other.
H. Rap Brown
Politics, Today, Black

There is no such thing as a black middle class.
H. Rap Brown
Black, Class, Middle

You see, the poverty program for the last five years have been buy-off programs.
H. Rap Brown
Last, Poverty, Five

An old African leader says about leadership, he says that leadership should never be shared; it should always remain in the hands of the dispossessed people. We will lead the revolution.
H. Rap Brown
Leadership, Old, Leader

Look at the newborn baby. It struggles to breathe after living in the womb. And yet, growth comes as a result of struggle. Even when we talk about jihad. We need to attach consciousness to struggle. This struggle has to be both individual and collective.
H. Rap Brown
Living, Talk, Struggle

We talking about revolution because that’s the era that you’re caught in.
H. Rap Brown
Revolution, Talking, Caught

You’ve got to stop dividing yourselves. You got to organize.
H. Rap Brown
Stop, Organize, Yourselves

Attack those concepts such as ‘third world.’ Think about it. If we look at it in terms of numbers, then people of color are the majority in this world. We should be the ‘first world.’
H. Rap Brown
Color, Majority, Terms

My name is Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, the former H. Rap Brown. I am a devoted servant of Allah, and an unwavering devotee to His cause. For more than 30 years, I have been tormented and persecuted by my enemies for reasons of race and belief.
H. Rap Brown
Enemy, Allah, Name

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