There is no fundamental social change by being simply of individual and interpersonal actions. You have to have organizations and institutions that make a fundamental difference.
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.
Post-modernism is modernism with the optimism taken out.
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.
Ruskin’s concern for art education applied to the development of the power of the hand and eye for everyone.