On Language, Race and the Black Writer, James Baldwin (Los Angeles Times, 1979)
Every white person in this country—and I do not care what he or she says—knows one thing. They may not know, as they put it, “what I want,’ but they know they would not like to be black here. If they know that, then they know everything they need to know, and whatever else they say is a lie.
What Can a Sincere White Person Do? Malcolm X