I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me. She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker, put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table. But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that life is about not where you start, but where you’re going. That’s family values.
During my 2004 presidential campaign, I was fond of saying that it was high time for the Christian right to meet the right Christians.
Bill Clinton strikes me as the kind of guy who goes wherever the polls lead him, rather than leading the polls.
It is up to us to change laws on the books like ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws and push elected officials to enact regulations that hold police officers to the same standards as the rest of society. This is why we vote.
If reason is a universal faculty, the decision of the common mind is the nearest criterion of truth.
I grew up in the 1950s and ’60s, when it was almost a holiday when a black act would go on Ed Sullivan.
An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.
Either we need to redefine what probable cause means and say that police are not subject to it, or we arrest officers right away just as we would with any other person accused of committing a crime. Either we write new laws or enforce existing ones; we cannot have it both ways.
There are strange flowers of reason to match each error of the senses.
Dr. King’s general principles are universal. But the things he confronted took place in another era.