Julian Bond Quotes


26 Julian Bond quotes:



"He always had such a fierce determination to fight segregation in every possible way."
Author: Bond Quotes Category: Determination Quotes
"Any time someone carries a picket sign in front of the White House, that is the First Amendment in action."
"But I think the movement was a mix of who was black and young and who was in college then. We came from a variety of backgrounds."
"Ever since I've become chairman, there have been profiles of me in People, George, The Washington Post, The Detroit News, and all of them could have been written by the same person."
"I now teach at American University and the University of Virginia."
"Part of my task is to modernize the institution and to hasten a kind of quickness, instead of this ponderous way we have of dealing with things."
"We quickly became aware that this was bigger than we thought and that we would have to dig deeper and do more. And we're still doing it today."
"And I've tried to give us a higher profile. Typically, at a board meeting, we'd pass resolutions about the civil-rights issue of the day, but we'd never tell anyone. So I've instituted a policy of announcing our resolutions at the end of our meetings."
"I tell young people to prepare themselves as best they can for a world that grows more challenging every day-get the best education they can, and couple that education with real-life experience in social justice work."
"But ambition does funny things to people."
"But even at the height of these scandals, even at the time when our finances were at their worst, the NAACP branches - the grassroots - kept plugging away. They kept doing what they do, and they do it well."
"First, this middle class I think owes its existence to both affirmative action and the expansion of opportunity for people with skills and training."
"I do think that some of us began to realize that this was going to be a long struggle that was going to go on for decades, and you'd have to knuckle down. A lot of people in our generation did that. They didn't drop out and run away."
"I want to step up our voter-registration activities. Not every branch does it, and not all the time. I want them to go back and get out the vote because I want us to have a big impact on the Congressional elections this year."
"The president of the branch in Atlanta was a pastor of a church, the Reverend Sam Williams, a wonderful guy. He was middle-class and fairly militant for the time and place."
"Violence is black children going to school for 12 years and receiving 6 years' worth of education."
"The First Amendment means everything to me."
"Many are attracted to social service - the rewards are immediate, the gratification quick. But if we have social justice, we won't need social service."
"Black reporters are as capable of racism as anyone else."
Author: Bond Quotes Category: American Activist Quotes Racism Quotes
"As skills and energy became more of a demand, people who didn't have skills just got left behind, got shuttled to the side. Education didn't keep up with their promise. Education didn't prepare them for this new world. Jobs went overseas."



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