Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday Quotable

We watch a lot of basketball in my house. This weekend's playoff coverage was less about the games and more about the comments made by L.A. Clippers owner, Donald Sterling. The NBA is still investigating the comments and the circumstances behind them but this is not the first time Sterling has been accused of racism. While due process plays out, an important conversation continues. As productive as the conversation is, I'm just exhausted. It is mentally draining to know that the more things change, the more they stay the same. In looking for today's quote, I came across a few others. One of them was:

"I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories. We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust...We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better." -Thurgood Marshall

That quote is 22 years old and said after a lifetime of fighting for civil rights/equality. There were so many more quotes just like it. And yet, here we are...and so it goes. 

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