"America was built on two monumental crimes: the genocide of the Native American and the enslavement of the African American. The tendency of official America is to memorialize other peoples’ crimes and to forget its own - to seek a high moral ground as a pretext to ignore real issues."
— Mahmood Mamdani
"When people say ‘This is my baby,’ they don’t always mean a baby. Sometimes they mean a dog."
— A Somali student, on what has surprised her most about the United States (via 391705