Henry Louis Gates Quotes

Top 51 wise famous quotes and sayings by Henry Louis Gates

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pinterest Share on Linkedin

Henry Louis Gates quotes: My grandfather was coloured, my father was Negro, and I am Black. My grandfather was coloured, my father was Negro, and I am Black.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: One must learn how to be black in America. One must learn how to be black in America.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: Brazil is the second blackest nation in the world. Brazil is the second blackest nation in the world.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: Patriotism is best exemplified through auto-critique. Patriotism is best exemplified through auto-critique.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: When Europeans came upon real ruined cities they refused to believe that they had been built by Africans. Here the past has been distorted and denied. When Europeans came upon real ruined cities they refused to believe that they had been built by Africans. Here the past has been distorted and denied.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: Diversity doesn't mean black and white only. Diversity doesn't mean black and white only.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: I'm a tech geek. I'm a tech geek.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: My brother and I had a really privileged relationship with my parents ... They treated us like adults. My brother and I had a really privileged relationship with my parents ... They treated us like adults.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: I have no plans to slow down. I have no plans to slow down.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: I think that the implication of King's assassination has not been fully appreciated. I think that the implication of King's assassination has not been fully appreciated.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: I knew that there were black people in Africa, of course, unfortunately because of movies such as 'Tarzan.' I knew that there were black people in Africa, of course, unfortunately because of movies such as 'Tarzan.'
Henry Louis Gates quotes: It's fascinating how life works. It's fascinating how life works.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: I didn't feel particularly close to my father. I didn't feel particularly close to my father.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: That's what I mean by being bilingual: comfortable in your skin, comfortable with all parts of who you are. That's what I mean by being bilingual: comfortable in your skin, comfortable with all parts of who you are.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: Learning to sing one's own songs, to trust the particular cadences of own's voices, is also the goal of any writer. Learning to sing one's own songs, to trust the particular cadences of own's voices, is also the goal of any writer.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: It turns out one of my ancestors fought in the Continental Army, so I was inducted into the Sons of the American Revolution. It turns out one of my ancestors fought in the Continental Army, so I was inducted into the Sons of the American Revolution.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: Lincoln would love the fact that Obama is such a great conciliator, trying to transcend ideology. Lincoln would love the fact that Obama is such a great conciliator, trying to transcend ideology.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: I don't think the riots derailed the civil rights movement. I don't think the riots derailed the civil rights movement.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: My father lived to be 97 and played bridge every day up to the end, so I've got a 50 percent chance of living a long life like him. My father lived to be 97 and played bridge every day up to the end, so I've got a 50 percent chance of living a long life like him.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: I want to get into the educational DNA of American culture. I want 10 percent of the common culture, more or less, to be black. I want to get into the educational DNA of American culture. I want 10 percent of the common culture, more or less, to be black.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: The thing about black history is that the truth is so much more complex than anything you could make up. The thing about black history is that the truth is so much more complex than anything you could make up.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: The genius is making a way out of no way. The genius is making a way out of no way.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: Conspiracy theories are an irresistible labor-saving device in the face of complexity. Conspiracy theories are an irresistible labor-saving device in the face of complexity.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: Politicians will not put forth programs aimed at the problems of poor blacks while their turnout remains so low. Politicians will not put forth programs aimed at the problems of poor blacks while their turnout remains so low.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: In America one drop of black ancestry makes you black. In Brazil, it's almost as if one drop of white ancestry makes you white. In America one drop of black ancestry makes you black. In Brazil, it's almost as if one drop of white ancestry makes you white.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: The Right insists that anyone can escape poverty by working hard but that is simply not the case. The Right insists that anyone can escape poverty by working hard but that is simply not the case.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: My goal is to get everybody in America to do their family tree. My goal is to get everybody in America to do their family tree.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: If Martin Luther King came back, he'd say we need another civil rights movement built on class not race. If Martin Luther King came back, he'd say we need another civil rights movement built on class not race.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: Dr. King's Nobel Prize had a more powerful transforming effect on him than I think he realized at the time. Dr. King's Nobel Prize had a more powerful transforming effect on him than I think he realized at the time.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: I'm a tech geek. Whenever I read about something new, I think to myself, How can I take this and make it black? I'm a tech geek. Whenever I read about something new, I think to myself, How can I take this and make it black?
Henry Louis Gates quotes: Lincoln had a tremendous capacity for personal growth - more than any other American President. Lincoln had a tremendous capacity for personal growth - more than any other American President.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: I'm looking forward to the time when we all look like Polynesians. I'm looking forward to the time when we all look like Polynesians.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: You have to have a canon so the next generation can come along and explode it. You have to have a canon so the next generation can come along and explode it.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: Remember, I have a Ph.D. in English literature. Remember, I have a Ph.D. in English literature.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: Each individual has a responsibility to get out of bed, learn their ABCs, learn your math tables, not use race and racism as an excuse. Each individual has a responsibility to get out of bed, learn their ABCs, learn your math tables, not use race and racism as an excuse.
Henry Louis Gates quotes: The bottom line is that Wanda Sykes has the longest continuously documented family tree of any African-American we have ever researched. The bottom line is that Wanda Sykes has the longest continuously documented family tree of any African-American we have ever researched.