I can be coming from eight hours on an assembly line or fourteen hours in Mrs. Halsey’s kitchen. I can be all filled up that day with three hundred years of rage so that my eyes are flashing and my flesh is trembling – and the white boys in the streets, they look at me and think of sex. They look at me and that’s all they think… Baby you could be Jesus in drag – but if you’re brown they’re sure you’re selling!
– Lorraine Hansberry, To Be Young, Gifted and Black