Quotation by Jean Genet

A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle.
Jean Genet (1910–1986), French playwright, novelist. Prisoner of Love, pt. 1 (1986, trans. 1989).

Said of the rise and fall of the Black Panthers.
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