How a society treats its disabled is the true measure of a civilization.
By including children with different learning abilities in mainstream and specialized schools, we can change attitudes and promote respect. By creating suitable jobs for adults with autism, we integrate them into society.
Reparations – not just aid – should be provided by those responsible for devastating Iraqi civilian society by cruel sanctions and military actions, and – together with other criminal states – for supporting Saddam Hussein through his worst atrocities and beyond. That is the minimum that honesty requires.
There’s the constant concern with what happens to you when you die. Every society thinks about that and makes things to deal with that.
We cannot reform institutional racism or systemic policies if we are not actively engaged. It’s not enough to simply complain about injustice; the only way to prevent future injustice is to create the society we would like to see, one where we are all equal under the law.
Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.
A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.
Men of genius are often dull and inert in society; as the blazing meteor, when it descends to earth, is only a stone.
Christians were regarded as separated from society and therefore destructive of the Greco-Roman way of life.
The little things, I can obey. But the big things – how we think, what we value – those you must choose yourself. You can’t let anyone – or any society – determine those for you.