1. Nonviolence can be your ‘goal’ if you are already sitting in a comfortable house being brought the news of your oppression over television. It can be the normal conduct of rational men if they can believe in the literalness and effectiveness of what they are trying to accomplish by such conduct. But walk, on any night, from one end of 125th Street (in New York’s Harlem) to the other, and count the hundred policemen and figure out the climate of rational conduct that is being cultivated by such an environment.
    — Amiri Baraka, “What Does Nonviolence Mean?” (1966)
     
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