Apartheid – both petty and grand – is obviously evil. Nothing can justify the arrogant assumption that a clique of foreigners has the right to decide on the lives of a majority.
In a bid for change, we have to take off our coats, be prepared to lose our comfort and security, our jobs and positions of prestige, and our families… A struggle without casualties is no struggle.
The revolutionary sees his task as liberation not only of the oppressed but also of the oppressor. Happiness can never truly exist in a state of tension.
We should cease thinking about men as the enemy of children and women.
The fact that apartheid has been tied up with white supremacy, capitalist exploitation, and deliberate oppression makes the problem much more complex. Material want is bad enough, but coupled with spiritual poverty, it kills.
How did abortion and birth control impact the congressional race of Dan Maffei and Ann Marie Buerkle or the presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney? I don’t know. But I think the so-called social issues were front and center in the minds of voters. These issues may indeed have lost the Republicans some elections.
I moved to Harvard in 1998, and in 2000 the first kidney exchange in the United States was done at a hospital nearby. I started to think, ‘Gee, there might be a way where I could help organize it, make it easier for people to find kidneys.’
Where educators are raising and combining their voices, the seeds of positive change have emerged. Collective voice, exercised through the union, is power – the power to drive real change for our kids, families and communities.
Father’s Day each year makes me grateful for what my father did for me. This has little to do with our relationship, and much to do with what he taught me.
There’s no silver bullet when it comes to helping all children achieve. Great public schools are our best shot.