You can read this quote by the character Winter Santiaga in Sister Souljah’s novel The Coldest Winter Ever (1999) and in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Read Sister Souljah’s interview with The Root here.
Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and founding director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.