Monday, July 31, 2017

hope, courage, vision, analysis (Cornel West quote)

Quote from Cornel West, Race Matters:
“In these downbeat times, we need as much hope and courage as we do vision and analysis; we must accent the best of each other even as we point out the vicious effects of our racial divide and pernicious consequences of our maldistribution of wealth and power.

We simply cannot enter the twenty-first century at each other's throats, even as we acknowledge the weighty forces of racism, patriarchy, economic inequality, homophobia, and ecological abuse on our necks. We are at a crucial crossroad in the history of this nation--and we either hang together by combating these forces that divide and degrade us or we hang separately.

Do we have the intelligence, humor, imagination, courage, tolerance, love, respect, and will to meet the challenge? Time will tell. None of us alone can save the nation or world. But each of us can make a positive difference if we commit ourselves to do so.”

3 comments:

bink said...

Nice quote!

nanacathydotcom said...

Positive thoughts, we need to act co-operatively and stop being so individual thinking only of self interest.

Fresca said...

Glad you like the quote, bink & Cathy--I haven't actually read Race Matters--maybe I should now we've all been discussing the topic.