” I had gone to law school thinking that I would do something in the service of black people. “


” What if we strove for compassion, for mercy, for forgiveness? And what if we did this for everybody, including people who have harmed others? “


” The only news most people ever hear about the inner city comes from grim headlines, the only residents they can name are characters on ‘The Wire.’ Of course, ignorance of a community doesn’t stop outsiders from having opinions about it or passing laws that govern it. “


” In court, judges tell people that their conviction carries a sentence of years, or probation. The truth is far more terrible. People convicted of crimes often become social outcasts for life, finding it difficult or impossible to rent an apartment, get a job, adopt children, access public benefits, serve on juries, or vote. “


” You can get rid of the teacher certification requirements, and you’re still not going to have a rush of incredibly high-quality people going into teaching as long as teachers are valued in the way they currently are. The way we value people is by how much we pay them. “


” Most people that take jobs as police officers are taking them because they’re good jobs. Many who go into these jobs are doing it because it’s good work. “


” I think I’ve always had that orientation to try to understand the humanity behind people with whom I disagree. “


” It’s not easy. I make snap judgments, too, and I start to write people off. And then I start to remind myself of how I’m constantly asking judges not to write people off. And so then I try to resist it. “



All 8 James Forman, Jr. Quotes about People in picture


I had gone to law school thinking that I would do something in the service of black people.
What if we strove for compassion, for mercy, for forgiveness? And what if we did this for everybody, including people who have harmed others?
The only news most people ever hear about the inner city comes from grim headlines, the only residents they can name are characters on
In court, judges tell people that their conviction carries a sentence of years, or probation. The truth is far more terrible. People convicted of crimes often become social outcasts for life, finding it difficult or impossible to rent an apartment, get a job, adopt children, access public benefits, serve on juries, or vote.
You can get rid of the teacher certification requirements, and you
Most people that take jobs as police officers are taking them because they
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