The world does not speak. Only we do. The world can, once we have programmed ourselves with a language, cause us to hold beliefs. But it cannot propose a language for us to speak. Only other human beings can do that.
They cannot divide us by saying that you’re middle class or you’re lower class.
If we don’t figure out a way to create equity, real equity, of opportunity and access, to good schools, housing, health care, and decent paying jobs, we’re not going to survive as a productive and healthy society.
Progress is always relative: to the oppressed, it can only be viewed as an all or nothing deal – if oppression continues, even in a modified form, then the system must still be attacked until that injustice is eradicated.
We talking about revolution because that’s the era that you’re caught in.
If you look at the first commercial transactions on the Internet, few of the early companies necessarily survived intact, but the ideas they invented became the industry.
Well, what there ought to be is an international labor organization, a confederation of the trade unions of all the countries speaking for the workers who are competing with one another, and talking about the difference in wage levels between, say, Europe and Indonesia.
To believe that the United States is post-racial requires an almost incomprehensible inability or unwillingness to stare truth in the face.
Always strive to excel, but only on weekends.
When you allow racial disparity and institutional inequity to affect one part of the country, eventually it’s coming back to get everyone.