Last century we needed lawyers; this century we need big, broad coalitions. When extremists decide to attack all our communities, they must hope that there will be infighting. But we have stood all for one and one for all. That is how we will win.
I personally don’t think of myself as either an optimist or a pessimist.
Nanotechnology has been moving a little faster than I expected, virtual reality a little slower.
Once a discovery has been published, there is no way of un-publishing it.
We are confident that the Supreme Court will soon see the direction that this country is headed and enshrine marriage as a constitutional right for all.
I often tell people I don’t care whether they join the NAACP or some other group, but you better join something.
For healthy adult people, the really big thing we can foresee are ways of intervening in the ageing process, either by slowing or reversing it.
No person can maximize the American Dream on the minimum wage.
With all the other -isms that we deal with, that sort of nameless -ism that we have in too many of our hearts against the poor in this country is what wounds us most broadly.
There’s sort of a persistent misperception that talking about race is black folk’s burden. Ultimately, only men can end sexism, and only white people can end racism.