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  • I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

  • Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart.  ~Countess of Blessington

 

  • Racism isn’t born, folks, it’s taught.  I have a two-year-old son.  You know what he hates?  Naps!  End of list.  ~Dennis Leary

 

  • To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or color is like living in Alaska and being against snow.  ~William Faulkner

 

  • It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little – do what you can.  ~Sydney Smith

 

  • People know about the Klan and the overt racism, but the killing of one’s soul little by little, day after day, is a lot worse than someone coming in your house and lynching you. ~Samuel L. Jackson

 

  • Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity. Racism can, will, and must be defeated. ~Kofi Annan

 

  • Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope… and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.  ~Robert F. Kennedy

 

  • Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.  ~Mother Teresa

 

  • How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.  ~Anne Frank

 

Happy MLK Day, all!

 

 

 

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