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Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah Quotes

Four of the best book quotes from Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah
  1. #1
    “So many black families spend all of their time trying to fix the problems of the past. That is the curse of being black and poor, and it is a curse that follows you from generation to generation. My mother calls it ‘the black tax.’ Because the generations who came before you have been pillaged, rather than being free to use your skills and education to move forward, you lose everything just trying to bring everyone behind you back up to zero.”
  2. #2
    “My mom did what school didn’t. She taught me how to think.”
  3. #3
    “‘Everything I have ever done I’ve done from a place of love. If I don’t punish you, the world will punish you even worse. The world doesn’t love you. If the police get you, the police don’t love you. When I beat you, I’m trying to save you. When they beat you, they’re trying to kill you.’”
  4. #4
    “Don’t fight the system, mock the system.”

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