I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively
The work of the political activist inevitably involves a certain tension between the requirement that position be taken on current issues as they arise and the desire that one's contributions will somehow survive the ravages of time.
Racism, in the first place, is a weapon used by the wealthy to increase the profits they bring in by paying Black workers less for their work
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women
Revolution is a serious thing, the most serious thing about a revolutionary's life. When one commits oneself to the struggle, it must be for a lifetime.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo-obedient to our keepers, but dangerous to each other.
Radical simply means grasping things at the root.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
What this country needs is more unemployed politicians.
It's true that it's within the realm of cultural politics that young people tend to work through political issues, which I think is good, although it's not going to solve the problems.
Now, if we look at the way in which the labor movement itself has evolved over the last couple of decades, we see increasing numbers of black people who are in the leadership of the labor movement and this is true today.
That's true but I think the contemporary problem that we are facing increasing numbers of black people and other people of color being thrown into a status that involves work in alternative economies and increasing numbers of people who are incarcerated.
The campaign against the death penalty has been - while a powerful campaign, its participants have been those who attend all of the vigils, a relatively small number of people.
Well of course there's been a great deal of progress over the last 40 years. We don't have laws that segregate black people within the society any longer.