When you talk about revolution, most people think violence, without realizing that the real content of any kind of revolutionary thrust lies in the principles and the goals that you're striving for, not in the way you reach them.
On the other hand, because of the way this society is organized, because of the violence that exists on the surface everywhere, you have to expect that there are going to be such explosions. You have to expect things like that as reactions... if you are a black person and live in the black community all your life and walk out on the street everyday seeing white policemen surrounding you... when I was living in Los Angeles, for instance (long before the situation in L.A. ever occurred) I was constantly stopped. No, the police didn't know who I was. But I was a black women and I had a natural and they, I suppose thought I might be "militant."
Origine: Da un'intervista condotta da Bo Holmström nel 1972, California State Prison, visibile nel documentario The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
Origine: Citato in Giulia Siviero, Angela Davis e la violenza di Baltimora http://www.ilpost.it/giuliasiviero/2015/04/29/angela-davis-ci-aiuta-spiegare-la-violenza-baltimora/, IlPost.it, 29 aprile 2015.