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Negroes - Sweet and docile, Meek, humble, and kind: Beware the day - They change their mind
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"Negroes - Sweet and docile, Meek, humble, and kind: Beware the day - They change their mind"

- Langston Hughes

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In this quote, Langston Hughes is highlighting the typical stereotype of African Americans being seen as submissive and mild. He utilizes the term "Negroes" to describe this group of people, which was a frequently utilized term during his time. The words "sweet and docile" recommend a sense of innocence and passivity, while "meek, simple, and kind" even more emphasize the idea of being submissive and non-threatening. However, Hughes cautions versus ignoring this group, as he specifies "be careful the day - they alter their mind." This line challenges the stereotype and recommends that African Americans can standing up for themselves and asserting their power. In general, this quote serves as a commentary on the damaging and restricting stereotypes put on African Americans.
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Langston Hughes This quote is written / told by Langston Hughes between February 1, 1902 and May 22, 1967. He was a famous Poet from USA. The author also have 13 other quotes.

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