Richard R. Wright Jr.

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Richard Robert Wright Jr. (born April 16, 1878 in Cuthbert, Georgia, died December 12, 1967) was an American sociologist, social worker, and minister.

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  • "There will always be differences in people, but they won't be weighted down by myths"
    • Wright Jr. 87 Years Behind the Black Curtain: An Autobiography. 1965
  • "No woman in the world, certainly none in America, has had to battle for her virtue, for her self-respect, for her right to her own children, as has the black mother."
    • Wright Jr. 87 Years Behind the Black Curtain: An Autobiography. 1965
  • "Negro-Americans will have to fight, but not with bombs, and planes, and guns, but with intelligence, self-confidence, and determination, efficiency, and high moral principles."
    • Wright Jr. 87 Years Behind the Black Curtain: An Autobiography. 1965
  • "For 246 years [African slaves] received only board, lodging, and scant clothing. Calculated at one dollar a day, they earned five trillion dollars which have never been paid them."
    • Wright Jr. 87 Years Behind the Black Curtain: An Autobiography. 1965
  • “Only after one has obtained knowledge of the history,is he fully competent to deal with present problems, and then he is less certain than ever that any of the ordinary problems of life are particularly Negro problems."
    • Wright Jr. 87 Years Behind the Black Curtain: An Autobiography. 1965
  • "the 'Negro problem'-that condition which is peculiar to Negroes, and common to them-is rather found in the attitude of the White race toward the Negro; an attitude of majority which seeks to shut out a minority from the enjoyment of the whole social and economic life."
    • Wright Jr. 87 Years Behind the Black Curtain: An Autobiography. 1965

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