When hope is taken away from the people, moral degeneration follows swiftly after. Young colored men and women today are giving up hope of justice or security In their own country.

Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) American writer
Letter to the Editor, The New York Times (1941-11-22)

Responding to a Times editorial (1941-11-12) regarding rising crime in Harlem, which she blamed on systemic racism in the US.

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