"The Negro recognizes more than ever now that he lives in a world community. There was a time when the intensity of our own problems excluded our awareness that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Colonialism and segregation are nearly synonymous; they are legitimate first cousins because their common end is economic exploitation, political domination and the debasing of human personality.


It is tragic that our foreign policy on Africa is so ambivalent; for example, on the one hand, we decry in some mild manner the apartheid policy of the Union of South Africa but economically we continue "business-as-usual" in spite of the stringent racist policies being enforced and intensified."

–Martin Luther King Jr. (1962)