"The white liberal differs from the white conservative in only one way — the liberal is more deceitful, more hypocritical than the conservative. Both want power, but the white liberal is the one who has perfected the art of posing as the negro's friend and benefactor. And by winning the friendship and support of the negro, the white liberal is able to use the negro as a pawn or a weapon in this political football game that is constantly raging between the white liberals and the white conservatives. The American negro is nothing but a political football, and the white liberals control this ball through tricks or tokenism, false promises of integration and civil rights."
"the white moderate, who is more devoted to 'order' than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: 'I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action'; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man's freedom"
"It is a politics that offers the ephemeral sensation of change rather than the actual thing. In place of a coherent program, it offers chirpy sound bites and superficially progressive language designed to tranquilize and comfort rather than mobilize or transform. Scratching its surface, we find not the youthful energy, dynamism, or innovation it claims for itself, but rather an all-too conventional and elitist style of leadership."
"Left anti-liberals, by contrast, pinpoint liberal economic doctrine as the source of our current woes. Liberalism’s vision of the economy as a zone of individual freedom, in their view, has given rise to a deep system of exploitation that makes a mockery of liberal claims to be democratic — an oppressive system referred to as 'neoliberalism.' 'Neoliberalism in any guise is not the solution but the problem,' Nancy Fraser, a professor at the New School, writes. 'The sort of change we require can only come from elsewhere, from a project that is at the very least anti-neoliberal, if not anti-capitalist.'"