Saturday, June 06, 2020
"I can't believe I'm gonna say this, but I see hope. I see progress right now, at this moment. I had an interesting call on Saturday with my dad, who was born in 1946, grew up dirt poor in Philadelphia, lived in a truck, went off to Vietnam, came back, joined the Panther Party, and was in Baltimore for the 1968 riots. ... The idea that black folks in their struggle against the way the law is enforced in their neighborhoods would resonate with white folks in Des Moines, Iowa, in Salt Lake City, in Berlin, in London -- that was unfathomable to him in '68, when it was mostly black folks in their own communities registering their great anger and great pain." -- Ta-Nehesi Coates
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