” How do you grow up in the shadow of a guy – I want to talk about the movie in a second – but how do you grow up in the shadow of a guy who really is a legend in his own time? “


” I don’t think that left to its own devices, capitalism moves along smoothly and everyone gets treated fairly in the process. Capitalism is like a child: if you want the child to grow up free and productive, somebody’s got to look over the shoulder of that child. “


” When you work for something, you appreciate it more. So what are y’all going to do with all the opportunities you inherited that you didn’t have to work for? “


” We believe that when you make Black America better – you make all of America better. “


” We give you the facts. I told you information is power – knowledge is power. We can’t be in an ideological battle to redeem the soul of this country if we don’t have the facts. “


” My role on television is one of helping people reexamine the assumptions that they hold. I regard Dr. King. You would never hear me get up and speak without in some way, shape or form, referencing, Dr. King. “


” I still think in this country, and this might surprise you, the one thing that George Bush said as president that I do agree with, I love that phrase, ‘the soft bigotry of low expectations.’ “


” That is still the case in this country for too many students, the soft bigotry of low expectations. If you don’t expect them to learn, if you don’t expect them to succeed – then it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. “


” This country is going to implode, or put another way, it’s going to get crushed under the weight of poverty. You can’t have one percent of the people who own and control more wealth than the other 90 percent of the population. “



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How do you grow up in the shadow of a guy - I want to talk about the movie in a second - but how do you grow up in the shadow of a guy who really is a legend in his own time?
I don


When you work for something, you appreciate it more. So what are y
We believe that when you make Black America better - you make all of America better.
We give you the facts. I told you information is power - knowledge is power. We can
My role on television is one of helping people reexamine the assumptions that they hold. I regard Dr. King. You would never hear me get up and speak without in some way, shape or form, referencing, Dr. King.
I still think in this country, and this might surprise you, the one thing that George Bush said as president that I do agree with, I love that phrase,
That is still the case in this country for too many students, the soft bigotry of low expectations. If you don
This country is going to implode, or put another way, it
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