Saturday, May 12, 2012

You Either Think All People Are Created Equal or You Don't

We can no longer afford the luxury of a leisurely attack upon prejudice and discrimination.  There is much that state and local governments can do in providing safeguards for civil rights.  But we cannot, any longer, await the growth of a will to action in the slowest state of the most backward community....We must strive to advance civil rights wherever it lies within our power.

-President Truman, Address to the NAACP, June 28, 1947

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