Quotation by Zora Neale Hurston

I have been made to believe in this democracy thing, and I am all for tasting this democracy out. The flavor must be good. If the Occident is so intent in keeping the taste out of darker mouths that it spends all those billions and expends all those billions and expends all those millions of lives, colored ones too, to keep it among themselves, then it must be something good. I crave to sample this gorgeous thing. So I cannot say anything different from repeal of all Jim Crow laws! Not in some future generation, but repeal now and forever!!
Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. "Crazy for This Democracy," Negro Digest (December 1945).
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