Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Quote of the Day: LBJ Edition

If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you."

President Lyndon B. Johnson

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At April 11, 2018 10:53 PM , Blogger Movies Reviews said...

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