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Affirmative action works but we're going to need to muster all our political resources if we are to keep it in place.
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Business as usual will not be accepted by any part of this city.
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Business as usual will not be accepted by the people of this city.
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Business as usual will not be accepted by this chief executive of this great city.
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Chicago has been characterized as the most segregated city in the United States, a city they said could never change.
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Chicago is one city. We shall work as one people for our common good and our common goals.
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I am interested in garnering the white vote, and the black vote, and the Latin vote, and the Asian vote, and the business vote, and the labor vote.
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I am my own man, I make my own decisions, and even my daddy could tell you that.
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I am not interested in splitting the white vote.
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I cannot watch the city of Chicago be destroyed by petty politics and bad government.
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I have been urged by the earnest pleas of thousands of people to enter this race. Therefore, I hereby declare my candidacy for Mayor of Chicago.
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I want to be a mayor who helped, really helped.
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Let's not be overconfident, we still have to count the votes.
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Our concern is to heal. Our concern is to bring together.
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Our government will be moving forward as well, including more people and more kinds of people than any government in the history of Chicago.
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That fallacy flies in the face of studies that show, every day, in every way, things are getting a little worse for America's minorities relative to the progress made by those in the top percentiles of assets and income.
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The second fallacy is the idea that we have reached a kind of plateau, economically and socially, where there is no longer a need for affirmative action, no need for righting the balance.
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The third fallacy is that affirmative action doesn't work.
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Throughout American history many of our social gains and much of our progress toward democracy were made possible by the active intervention of the federal government.
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We fought that good fight with unseasoned weapons and a phalanx of people who mostly had never been involved in a political campaign before.
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What is so remarkable about the success of affirmative action is that it has been accomplished despite the Justice Department and the policies of the federal government.
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