Stephen L. Carter
Quotations


Lots of white people think black people are stupid. They are stupid themselves for thinking so, but regulation will not make them smarter.

To be black and an intellectual in America is to live in a box. . . . On the box is a label, not of my own choosing.

There are no black conservatives. Oh, there are neoconservatives with black skin, but they lack any claim to blackness other than the biological. They have forgotten their roots.

The new grammar of race is constructed in a way that George Orwell would have appreciated, because its rules make some ideas impossible to express--unless, of course, one wants to be called a racist.

Rumor is rarely more interesting than fact, but it is always more readily available.

We live today in a world in which nobody believes choices should have consequences. But may I tell you the great secret that our culture seeks to deny? You cannot escape the consequences of your choices. Time runs in only one direction.



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