Quotes / Race Tropes

"I get offered movie roles all the time, and I say, 'No! No, I don't want to play a manicurist!' I don't want to play a really pissed-off liquor store owner, I don't want to go nowhere with a chicken under my arm, I don't want to play an exceptionally good student, I do not want to get off a tour bus and take numerous photographs, I do not ever want to utter the phrase, "Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond," I don't want to be a geisha and write my memoirs [...], I don't want to drown my baby in a bathtub, I do not want to be in any musical where there's gonna be a helicopter! What it is is that I CANNOT RUN UP A WALL!"

"A Nigger was a human being who was black."
Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast Of Champions

"This is Hollywood 2001. Even the most dignified black actress gets stuck with the ghettofied hoochie role."
Derek, Carmen (the MTV "hip-hopera")

"There is only one race: the Human Race."
Kirsten Tona