The Fight for Equality is Rarely Easy

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  • “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.”
  • “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
  • “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”
  • “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
  • “Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.”
  • “A right delayed is a right denied.”
  • “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
  • “The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.”
  • “It may well be that we will have to repent in this generation. Not merely for the vitriolic words and the violent actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence and indifference of the good people who sit around and say, ‘Wait on time.’”
  • “The appalling silence of the good people is as serious as the vitriolic words of the bad people.”

“A time comes when silence is betrayal. Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, men do not easily assume the task of opposing their government’s policy, especially in time of war. Nor does the human spirit move without great difficulty against all the apathy of conformist thought, within one’s own bosom and in the surrounding world.”

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Ashley Peters, Writer

Ashley Peters, Writer

Politics, social justice issues, religion.