I'm looking for a quote where a (black?) activist says he prefers the pre apartheid politics of South Africa to the USA.
June 26, 2005 9:16 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a quote where a (black?) activist says he prefers the pre apartheid politics of South Africa to the USA.

The only clues I can give you:

*It might not have been a man at all. It might have been a gruff sounding woman.
*The quote was sampled on either an Ice Cube or an Ice T song from ten+ years ago.
*It goes very roughly along the lines of: "I have more respect for South Africa than I do for the USA, because the USA says it is an angel, but it is nothing more than a devil in disguise."

I thought this would be a cinch to Google for – but not so!
posted by uncanny hengeman to Society & Culture (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I believe the quote you are looking for is from Malcolm X:

"Speaking as a black man from America, which is a racist society. No matter how much you hear it talk about democracy it's as racist as South Africa or as racist as Portugal or as racist as any other racialist society on this earth. The only difference between it and South Africa: South Africa preaches separation and practices separation. America preaches integration and practices segregation. This is the only difference. They don't practice what they preach. Or as South Africa preaches and practices the same thing. I have more respect for a man who let me know where he stands, even if he's wrong, then one who comes up like an angel and is nothing but a devil."

The sample you are thinking of comes off of "The Predator" album by Ice Cube. It's track 15, Integration (insert)

Full quote found here
posted by buddha9090 at 10:37 PM on June 26, 2005


Spot on. Thanks, Buddha.

No wonder Google wasn't coming up with the goods. I got most of my key words wrong.

Rubbish in, rubbish out!
posted by uncanny hengeman at 11:18 PM on June 26, 2005


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