We will not allow this day of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial to go without somebody going to jail.
Racism is a moral catastrophe, most graphically seen in the prison industrial complex and targeted police surveillance in black and brown ghettos rendered invisible in public discourse.
A black agenda is jobs, jobs, jobs, quality education, investment in infrastructure and strong democratic regulation of corporations. The black agenda, at its best, looks at America from the vantage point of the least of these and asks what’s best for all.
Love and trust and justice, concern for the poor, that’s being pushed to the margins, and you can see it.
I feel as if I have been blessed to undergo a transformation from ‘gangster’ to ‘redeemed sinner with gangster proclivities.’
Hey, you got something going here. I think we’ve got a chance for some progressive policy that actually focuses on poor and working people.
We want to bear witness today that we know the relation between corporate greed and what goes on too often in the Supreme Court decisions.
The problem is we need much more moral content.
My dear brother Barack Obama has a certain fear of free black men. As a young brother who grows up in a white context, brilliant African father, he’s always had to fear being a white man with black skin. All he has known culturally is white. He has a certain rootlessness, a deracination.