"There are people hell-bent on the idea that we're a Christian band in disguise, and that we have some secret message. We have no spiritual affiliation with this music. It's simply about life experience."
"As a black woman, my politics and political affiliation are bound up with and flow from participation in my people's struggle for liberation, and with the fight of oppressed people all over the world against American imperialism."
"The writer is the person who stands outside society, independent of affiliation and independent of influence."
"Your race and gender don't change, but you can choose to change your political affiliation at will."