Steven Biko Quotes

The liberal is in fact appeasing his own conscience… Being white, he possesses the natural passport to the exclusive pool of white privilege… Yet, since he identifies with the blacks, he moves around his white circles…with a lighter load, feeing he is not like the rest. However, at the back of his mind is the constant reminder that he is quite comfortable as things stand… Although he does not vote for the Nationalists…he feels secure under the protection offered by the Nationalists and subconsciously shuns the idea of change.

Steven Biko
Steven Biko
  • Born: December 18, 1946
  • Died: September 12, 1977
  • Nationality: South African
  • Profession: Anti-apartheid Activist

Bantu Stephen Biko was a South African anti-apartheid activist. Ideologically an African nationalist and African socialist, he was at the forefront of a grassroots anti-apartheid campaign known as the Black Consciousness Movement during the late 1960s and 1970s. His ideas were articulated in a series of articles published under the pseudonym Frank Talk.