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Shelby Steele
(1946-____) born on
Jan 1
US essayist, political thinker, educator. His collections of essays, "The Content of Our Character," 1990, received the National Book Critics Circle Award.
         
   
F
From this point on, the race's advancement will come from the efforts of its individuals.

R
Opportunity follows struggle. It follows effort. It follows hard work. It doesn't come before.
A
The promised land guarantees nothing. It is only an opportunity, not a deliverance.
N
Freedom always carries the burden of proof, always throws us back on ourselves.
K
. . . It is time for blacks to begin the shift from a wartime to a peacetime identity, from fighting for opportunity to the seizing of it.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "I'm Black, You're White, Who's Innocent," in "Harpers," Jun 1988.
R: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
A: "Epilogue," "The Content of Our Character."
N: "The Content of Our Character."
K: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
   


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