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Tom Wolfe, from Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers
(1970)

When black people first started using the confrontation tactic, they made a secret discovery. There was an extra dividend to this tactic. There was a creamy dessert. It wasn't just that you registered your protest and showed the white man that you meant business and weakened his resolve to keep up the walls of oppression. It wasn't just that you got poverty money and influence. There was something sweet that happened right there on the spot. You made the white man quake. You brought fear into his face.

(New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1970) Copyright © 1970 by Tom Wolfe.  Selected from the Library of America anthology.  See  Reporting  Civil  Rights:  American Journalism 1963-1973.