Quotations

Barack Obama

 Quotations 2   ...”'Black Lives Matter' simply refers to the notion that there's a specific vulnerability for African Americans that needs to be addressed. It's not meant to suggest that other lives don't matter. It's to suggest that other folks aren't experiencing this particular vulnerability.”

Barack Obama  (an American politician and attorney who served as the 44th  president of the United States  from 2009 to 2017)

Rosa Parks

Quotations 3 Rosa Parks

“To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step. We will fail when we fail to try.”

Rosa Parks (  an American  activist  in the  civil rights movement  best known for her pivotal role in the  Montgomery bus boycott)

Angela Davis

Quotations 4 Agelas Davis

“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist. We must be anti-racist.”

Angela Davis (an American political activist, philosopher, academic,  Marxist feminist, and author)

Mahatma Gandhi

Quotations 5 M. Gandhi“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.”

Mahatma Gandhi (an Indian lawyer,  anti-colonial nationalist,  and  political ethics)

Marian Anderson

Quotations 6 Marian Anderson

“None of us is responsible for the complexion of his skin. This fact of nature offers no clue to the character or quality of the person underneath.”

Marian Anderson (an American singer of classical music and spirituals)

Adam Schiff

Quotations 2 Adam Schiff“Americans are blessed with great plenty; we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation to assist those who are suffering from poverty, disease, war and famine.”

Adam Schiff (an American politician serving as a U.S. Representative)

Plutarch

Quotations 3 Plutarch“An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.”

Plutarch (a Greek historian)

Ban Ki-moon

 Quotations 4 Ban Ki moon“Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth…these are one and the same fight.”

Ban Ki-moon (Eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations)

J. K. Rowling

Quotations 5 JKR“Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized by fools.”

J. K. Rowling (a British author, film producer, television producer, screenwriter, and philanthropist) 

Eartha Kitt

Quotations 6 Eartha kittLet's take care of the necessities first: give people jobs and find a way to get us out of poverty.

Eartha Kitt (an American singer, actress, dancer, comedian, activist, author, and songwriter)

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