As Americans we have a rich history of both heroes and villains. If we cultivate the compassionate understanding that even the ‘worst’ people are undoubtedly doing the best that they know, and that this ‘knowing’ is often seized by ignorance, suffering, and fear, we can learn from them all.
~Alice Walker, from We are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For
Once social change begins it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.
Protest without fiesta is empty.
~Virgilio Elizondo, Author of The Galilean Journey and The Future is Mesitzo