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And I've tried to give us a higher profile. Typically, at a board meeting, we'd pass resolutions about the civil-rights issue of the day, but we'd never tell anyone. So I've instituted a policy of announcing our resolutions at the end of our meetings.
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Any time someone carries a picket sign in front of the White House, that is the First Amendment in action.
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As legal slavery passed, we entered into a permanent period of unemployment and underemployment from which we have yet to emerge.
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As skills and energy became more of a demand, people who didn't have skills just got left behind, got shuttled to the side. Education didn't keep up with their promise. Education didn't prepare them for this new world. Jobs went overseas.
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Black reporters are as capable of racism as anyone else.
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But ambition does funny things to people.
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But even at the height of these scandals, even at the time when our finances were at their worst, the NAACP branches - the grassroots - kept plugging away. They kept doing what they do, and they do it well.
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But I think the movement was a mix of who was black and young and who was in college then. We came from a variety of backgrounds.
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Ever since I've become chairman, there have been profiles of me in People, George, The Washington Post, The Detroit News, and all of them could have been written by the same person.
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First, this middle class I think owes its existence to both affirmative action and the expansion of opportunity for people with skills and training.
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Griffin Bell later apologized to me for that decision.
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I can't explain other people's insecurities. I have my own. And my fears. I like to think I have them under control.
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I do think that some of us began to realize that this was going to be a long struggle that was going to go on for decades, and you'd have to knuckle down. A lot of people in our generation did that. They didn't drop out and run away.
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I now teach at American University and the University of Virginia.
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I tell young people to prepare themselves as best they can for a world that grows more challenging every day-get the best education they can, and couple that education with real-life experience in social justice work.
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I think there is probably greater racial tolerance nationwide now than in '67. These disruptions we see over the Simpson verdict are simply telling us that these divisions still exist. Simpson doesn't create these divisions. Those divisions are there and the fact that we know them now.
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I want to step up our voter-registration activities. Not every branch does it, and not all the time. I want them to go back and get out the vote because I want us to have a big impact on the Congressional elections this year.
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I was a Georgia state legislator for a great many years.
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I was intimately involved in the civil rights movement which was built on the First Amendment right to speak and protest.
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I've appeared on a weekly syndicated television show since 1980.
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If you look at the young people I teach and compare them with myself at that age, their lives are so much richer and fuller.
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Many are attracted to social service - the rewards are immediate, the gratification quick. But if we have social justice, we won't need social service.
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Part of my task is to modernize the institution and to hasten a kind of quickness, instead of this ponderous way we have of dealing with things.
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The First Amendment means everything to me.
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The president of the branch in Atlanta was a pastor of a church, the Reverend Sam Williams, a wonderful guy. He was middle-class and fairly militant for the time and place.
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The war in Iraq has as much to do with terrorism as the administration has to do with compassion.
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There is a thin line between politics and theatricals.
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Violence is black children going to school for 12 years and receiving 6 years' worth of education.
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We quickly became aware that this was bigger than we thought and that we would have to dig deeper and do more. And we're still doing it today.
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When I was a kid, I grew up in the circumstance where my near neighbors were poverty stricken people and even when I was in my 20's living in Atlanta, my near neighbors were people on welfare. That's not true anymore. I don't live in a neighborhood with anyone except people like me.
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Without those rights of free speech and the right to protest, the movement would not have accomplished what it did.
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You know, I come from six generations of college graduates.
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