When you refuse to tell people the truth, Mr. Amberson, you deny them their dignity. And for some of us, dignity matters.
The day a good woman will have to undergo such indignity is almost past. We will not have to suffer, our children to starve and freeze and die dishonored on cold hills. We will not be hungry forever. We will rise.
I like sneakers. You like sneakers. But like a lot of Black men, we put an excessive amount of value in them, okay. Is it really worth our dignity?[to Darius]