• Patriotism is best exemplified through auto-critique. When you're willing to stand up within the group and say, 'It is wrong for Black people to be anti-Semitic,' or 'It is wrong for America to discriminate against persons of African descent and made them slaves and based its wealth upon free labor,' it's crucial to say that.

    "Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr". "The Tavis Smiley show" with Tavis Smiley, March 19, 2008.