Douglas Wilder Quotes.
You don’t ever earn a right to stop doing anything if you feel there is an obligation to move in terms of public service.
Since Obama has expressed admiration for the portrait of Abraham Lincoln that Doris Kearns Goodwin paints in ‘Team of Rivals,’ he could do the 16th president one better: He should name Hillary Clinton as his running mate in 2012. That would be both needed change and audacious.
Certain black leaders would believe that you have to go through their prism: ‘If I lay my hand on you, you’re OK.’ So many people have made a living off of the pimping of race.
Many voted in 2008 with the desire to see racism and racists humiliated by having a qualified black man elected president.
Government or politics in America today is big business. Everybody makes money involving themselves in one way or the other, whether it’s pollsters, whether they are policy wonks, whether they are pundits, whether they are those who believe that they must call it as they see it and then to be fair about it.
I fought in Korea, front line. I knew who the enemy were. The enemy were the people who were firing at me. And shooting at me.
In the class that I teach at one University, I stress that my one-word definition of politics is money. You can’t name a subject matter that money doesn’t touch.
What is blackness? Is it the way you talk? Do you got to say, ‘Dey this, dey dat.’ Or the way you dress? Or is it the forgiving of certain things? What is black enough?
Healthy debate has been replaced by automatic sensors that eliminate the need for actual talking during a filibuster – a la ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.’ Robust debate is necessary in a democratic society. Instead, our discourse has been relegated to media spin by expert entertainers.
The force I represent is Virginia’s New Mainstream. It looks forward, not backwards. It tries to unify people, not divide them.
Africa is not a country, but it is a continent like none other. It has that which is elegantly vast or awfully little.
Slavery is nothing to joke about! And the history of this nation’s [the USA’s] involvement with slavery is nothing to pass off in a joke.
Since Obama has expressed admiration for the portrait of Abraham Lincoln that Doris Kearns Goodwin paints in Team of Rivals, he could do the 16th president one better: He should name Hillary Clinton as his running mate in 2012. That would be both needed change and audacious.