Talk:Stanley Williams

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thanks everyone169.244.143.115 18:55, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

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~ UDScott 14:29, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

Hi, could an administrator or something retitle this page? The man's full name was Stanley Tookie Williams. It seems odd to just have his middle and last name there. 207.6.31.119 12:32, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

The page has now been moved to "Stanley Williams" ~ Rumour 13:13, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

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  • In my dreams. In my dreams I've envisioned my liberation many a times. As a matter of fact, I was telling an individual the other day that in my dreams, whenever I run into some albatross or some type of dilemma, I seem to float away from it. And in my mind, that is a sense of freedom. That is a sense of avoiding, eschewing or shunning any type of madness.
  • I've lived a pathetic life, and I believe it was education that helped me to change. It was through education that I was able to create common sense and use reasoning. And it was through this that I developed a conscience that led to my redemption.
  • First and foremost, it's an impossibility to blame one person for the ills of society. That's just like Black people trying to blame one white person for slavery and what followed. That would be ridiculous. But I believe the center of the problem is self-hate, which is a very destructive mechanism that people pick up, because of the conditions not only of society but the morbid mindset of how they look at things.
  • As a youngster growing up, I had the unenviable experience of digesting the most negative stereotypes about Black folks being illiterate, being criminals, being violent, being promiscuous, being indolent, etc. When you're spoon-fed these things on an incessant basis, you eventually morph into those negative stereotypes, unwittingly. That's what happened to me. I became the stereotypes that I was spoon-fed.
  • I don't want anyone to be there. Who would I possibly want to see me die?
  • I am no longer a man of war. I die a man of peace.
  • You guys doin' that right?
    • His last words. Said to his executioners who appeared to be having trouble operating the machinery.