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The time is always right to do the right thing.
We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface hidden tension that is already alive
Neither Pagan nor Mahamedan nor Jew ought to be excluded from the civil rights of the Commonwealth because of his religion. -quoting John Locke's argument.
...the majority in a democracy has no more right to tyrannize over a minority than, under a different system, the latter would to oppress the former.
Love is a better way.
Although the principle of equality has always been self-evident, it has never been self-executing.
Three hundred years of humiliation, abuse and deprivation cannot be expected to find voice in a whisper.
[O]ur revolt was as much against the traditional black leadership structure as it was against segregation and discrimination.
The Algerians were revolutionsists, they wanted land. France offered to let them be integrated into France. They told France, to hell with Fance, they wanted some land, not some France.
Are you going to cater to the whims and prejudices of people who have no intelligent knowledge of what they condemn?
Racism is a disease of white people
Our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions any more than our opinions in physics or geometry...
The question is not if we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.
Only a "dry as dust" religion prompts a minister to extol the glories of Heaven while ignoring the social conditions that cause men an Earthly hell.
There are no secrets on the Internet
Racist legacy laws and modern racist practices are all part of the same system, and it needs to be changed now.
Never stand in the way of letting God use people’s actions, in order to solve a greater issue in the world.
There will always be people afraid of the monsters in the night. They are usually the ones that look for them because they have proven they exist in themselves.
We shall find that every effort to realize equality necessitates a sacrifice of liberty.
Adoptee rights are everyone's rights, and they deserve to be protected.
Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can quietly become a power no government can suppress, a power than can transform the world.
The missing link between humans and apes? It's certainly those brutes who haven't yet learned to respect privacy.
Global betterment is a mental process, not one that requires huge sums of money or a high level of authority. Change has to be psychological.
I consider myself an American African because we did not come by choice.
A tense account of the perils facing those who sought freedom in the lead-up to the Civil War.
A voteless people is a hopeless people.
I was brought up by people who loved others. I love people. We had no animosity. We had no feeling that we hate anyone.
You don't have to stand up for your rights to get justice, sometimes you can sit for your rights like Rosa Parks.
The price of conviction has never been cheap, but it will always be worth it.
Political correctness’ is a label the privileged often use to distract from their privilege and hate.
When we love children, we acknowledge by our every action that they are not property, that they have rights - that we respect and uphold their rights.
Capitalism is not a form of government. Capitalism is a symptom of freedom. It is the result of individual rights, which include property rights.
[T]he full and complete development of a country, the welfare of the world and the cause of peace require the maximum participation of women on equal terms with men in all fi
It [freedom] rings bells to remind humanity that the most precious gifts in life––like children and love and time––must never be taken for granted.
There are turning points in everyone's life when we have to fight, even if we have to do it by ourselves and in public.
Freedom rings bells to wake us from the comfort of beautiful dreams and empower the efforts that turn them into reality.
If not us, then who?If not now, then when?
People often call fighting discrimination being 'PC' because they don't want their own unearned privileges challenged.
I'm hurting because the color of my skin makes me perfect for their target practice.
When we hide discrimination under the guise of 'religious freedom, ' we make a mockery of human rights.
I guess it's the curse of our generation, having to put aside our lives to do the right thing.
I didn't change. The Democratic Party slid to the Left from right under me.
I recall Ghandi said ultimately all things devolve into the political, but I'd argue that all things devolve into pro-people and anti-people. And I can pose the question, which side are you on?
every time this happensI see my fathermy brothermy would be sonI see myselfstop killing us
There is more than one way to be Kluxed, and we need to think about ourselves and the kind of people we elect into public office.
In the years since his murder, we have transformed King into a kind of innocuous black Santa Claus.
The bed sheet brigade is bad enough, but the real threat to Americans and human rights today is the plain clothes Klux in the halls of government and certain black-robed Klux on court benches.
The greatest evil in our country today is...ignorance...We need to be taught to study rather than to believe.
Principles are meant to serve people, not people serving to uphold the principle, while harming the people.
Our situation is intolerable, but what's worseis to sit here and do nothing.