Sunday, July 1, 2018

Quote of the Day

When Robert Kennedy met with James Baldwin and his friends [in 1963], he weathered a heady downpour of racial and political truths that we still confront today: that politics, and the state, exist to defend white interests and identities; that witness is an important means to express black grievance and resistance and to shape public policy; that dormant and resurgent white bigotry, even at the highest level of government, must be identified and opposed; and that a new politics must be formed to fulfill true democracy.

-- Michael Eric Dyson, What Truth Sounds Like, p. 53

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