Thursday, December 14, 2017

Quote of the Day

When people start believing that all politicians are liars and crooks, the truly corrupt escape scrutiny, and cynicism grows.

-- Hillary Rodham Clinton, What Happened, p. 47

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Quote of the Day

Beloved, your voices are crucial because the doubt of black humanity, the skepticism of black intelligence, and the denial of the worth of black bodies linger in our cultural unconscious and shadow our national politics.  If you challenge white ignorance, or indifference, to the plight of people of color, it will lend our cause needed legitimacy.

-- Michael Eric Dyson, Tears We Cannot Stop, p. 208

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Quote of the Day

For Trump, if everyone's down in the mud with him, then he's no dirtier than anyone else.  He doesn't have to do better if everyone else does worse.  I think that's why he seems to relish humiliating people around him.  

-- Hillary Rodham Clinton, What Happened, p. 47

Monday, December 11, 2017

Quote of the Day

The more black folk you know, the less likely you are to stereotype us.  The less you stereotype us, the less likely you are to fear us.  The less you fear us, the less likely you are to want to hurt us, or to accept our hurt as the price of your safekeeping.  The safer you feel, the safer we'll be.

-- Michael Eric Dyson, Tears We Cannot Stop, p. 207

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Quote of the Day

For us, there is only the trying.  The rest is not our business.

-- T. S. Eliot

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Quote of the Day

Whether one like or loathed Barack Obama's politics, there is no denying that he is one of the most profound, impressive, gifted, and inspiring Americans this nation has seen in quite some time.  And yet there was a relentless attempt to make him the "other."  The collective effort to deprive Obama of his legitimacy, of his citizenship, of his humanity, scarred the body politic and did great damage to our efforts to move this county beyond its heinous racial history.

-- Michael Eric Dyson, Tears We Cannot Stop, p. 206

Friday, December 8, 2017

Quote of the Day

A two-dimensional cartoon is easier to digest than a fully formed person.

-- Hillary Rodham Clinton, What Happened, p. 46