June 20, 2004


"We cannot discuss the state of our minorities until we first have some sense of what we are, who we are, what our goals are, and what we take life to be. The question is not what we can do now for the hypothetical Mexican, the hypothetical Negro. The question is what we really want out of life, for ourselves, what we think is real."

- James Baldwin 1924-1987, American Author

"Shall we judge a country by the majority, or by the minority? By the minority, surely."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist

"A dissenting minority feels free only when it can impose its will on the majority: what it abominates most is the dissent of the majority."

- Eric Hoffer 1902-1983, American Author, Philosopher

"Beware the tyranny of the minority."

- Latin Proverb Sayings of Latin Origin

"No democracy can long survive which does not accept as fundamental to its very existence the recognition of the rights of minorities."

- Franklin D. Roosevelt 1882-1945, Thirty-second President of the USA


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