Quotation by Zora Neale Hurston

The whole matter revolves around the self-respect of my people. How much satisfaction can I get from a court order for somebody to associate with me who does not wish me near them?
Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. "Court Order Can't Make Races Mix," Orlando Sentinel (August 11, 1955).
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