“Our mistreatment was just not right, and I was tired of it.”
“I have more respect for a man who lets me know where he stands, even if he's wrong, than the one who comes up like an angel and is nothing but a devil.”
“A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”
“One of the key components in economic justice is getting people to the table to speak for themselves … they need to be in the room where policy is being made.”
“It is not who you attend school with but who controls the school you attend.”
“When you start peeling the onion and uncovering layers and layers of inequity that have been subsidized by government, it makes a lot of people uncomfortable.”
“It is a cruel injustice to tell a bootless man to pull himself up by his bootstraps.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“We ask for nothing that is not right, and herein lays the great power of our demand.”
“A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.”
A. Philip Randolph
“In politics, an organized minority is a political majority.”
“The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power
to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power because they control the minds of the masses.”
"You don't have to be in prison to be on death row; where you live can mean a shorter life."