• Americans of good-will, the nice decent church people, the well-meaning liberals, the good hearted souls who themselves wouldn't lynch anyone, must begin to realize that they have to be more than passively good-hearted, more than church goingly Christian, and much more than word-of-mouth in the liberalism.

    Langston Hughes (1995). “Langston Hughes and the Chicago Defender: Essays on Race, Politics, and Culture, 1942-62”, p.104, University of Illinois Press