「I'm a Negro woman. I'm not gonna to entertain the impossible.
And I'm a polish Jew whose parents died in a Nazi prison camp. Now I'm standing beneath a space ship, that's going to carry an astronaut to the stars. I think we can say, we are living the impossible. Let me ask you. If you were a white male, would you wish to be an engineer?
I wouldn't have to. I'd already be one.」
「How could you possibly be ogling these white men?
It's equal rights. I have the right to see fine in every color.」
「Every time we have a chance to get ahead they move the finish line.」
「Separate and equal are two different things. Just 'cause it's the way, doesn't make it right.」
「There is no bathroom! There are no colored bathrooms in this building, or any building outside the West Campus, which is half a mile away. Did you know that? I have to walk to Timbuktu just to relieve myself. And I can't use one of the handy bikes. Picture that. My uniform, skirt below my knees, my heels, and a simple string of pearls. Well, I don't own pearls. Lord knows you don't pay the coloreds enough to afford pearls! And I work like a dog, day and night, living off a coffee from a pot none of you wanna touch! So, excuse me, if I have to go to the restroom a few times a day.」
「No more colored restrooms. No more white restrooms. Just plain old toilets. Go wherever you danm well please. preferably closer to your desk.」
「Despite what you may think, I have nothin' against ya'll.
I know. I know you probably believe that.」