“As another has well said, to handicap a student by teaching him that his black face is a curse and that his struggle to change his condition is hopeless is the worst sort of lynching.” - Carter G. Woodson
"Well I woke up to go get me a cold pop, and then I thought somebody was barbacuin' and I said oh Lord, Oh Jesus, it's a fire. Then I ran out, I didn't grab no shoes or nothin,' Jesus. I ran for my life, and then tha smoke got me. I got bronchitis. Ain't nobody got time for that." -Sweet Brown.
Tom Willis: [Helen and Louise are fighting] Now, now, now! This is no way to break up over crazy George.
George Jefferson: HEY! Who you calling crazy, honky?
Tom Willis: [enraged] Don't call me honky!
George Jefferson: Huh! Why are you so sensitive all of a sudden?
Helen Willis: He's not the only one!
Tom Willis: How would you feel if I called you nigger?
George Jefferson: [appalled] Huh! He called me nigger!
Helen Willis: That's no worse than honky!
George Jefferson: You're right. Nothing's worse than a honky except being married to one!