In short we must work on two fronts. On the one hand, we must continue to resist the system of segregation, which is the basic cause of our lagging standards; on the other hand we must work constructively to improve the standards themselves. There must be a rhythmic alternation between attacking the causes and healing the effects.
Every voyage may start with a single step, but that first step is a whopper, particularly when you are one citizen, out of 27 million, trying to influence the attitudes of people you don’t know; on issues you don’t fully understand. Yet the challenge is to take an initiative, not be an expert, and most of us have had to step into something new before. ~ Joe Clark
Most people think of peace as a state of Nothing Bad Happening, or Nothing Much Happening. Yet if peace is to overtake us and make us the gift of serenity and well-being, it will have to be the state of Something Good Happening. What is this good thing? I think it is the evolution of community, community slowly and surely invested with the robes of government by the consent of the governed. ~ E. B. White
I truly believe that humanity can drag itself from the pit of war, racism and discrimination. Violence is not inevitable; it is a learned behaviour, from which we can and will – and must – evolve. ~ Felicity Ruby
sparks! is curated by Al Etmanski