Quotes by Joycelyn Elders

Once I had a professor say to me, "You know you have as much education as a lot of white people." I answered, "Doctor, I have more education ...

Joycelyn Elders education of African Americans racism

[In response to this question from an interviewer: "U. S. News and World Report described you this way: 'She's intolerant, preachy , judgmen ...

Joycelyn Elders assertiveness

...I am who I am because I'm a black female.... When I was health director in Arkansas ... I could talk about teen-age pregnancy, about pove ...

Joycelyn Elders African American women assertiveness

I came there as prime steak and now I feel like low-grade hamburger. ...

Joycelyn Elders Washington DC politics criticism

People say we want to teach children how to have sex. God taught us how to have sex. All anybody needs to do, is think about their first tim ...

Joycelyn Elders sex education

... abortion opponents love little babies as long as they are in somebody else's uterus. ...

Joycelyn Elders abortion

... given a choice between hearing my daughter say "I'm pregnant" or "I used a condom," most mothers would get up in the middle of the night ...

Joycelyn Elders birth control sex education

Judge Thomas was a man who had used the system to get where he wanted to be, but then felt that everyone else should pull themselv es up by ...

Joycelyn Elders opportunism Thomas Clarence conservatism

If I could be the "condom queen" and get every young person who engaged in sex to use a condom in the United States, I would wear a crown on ...

Joycelyn Elders birth control sex education

As a Christian, as an individual, as a doctor, I am absolutely opposed to the death penalty. ...

Joycelyn Elders death penalty

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