A reverse snowball mash up poem, featuring quotes from JamesBaldwin, Julia Gillard Derrick A.Bell, Frederick Buechner, Lucy Larcom, and Wallace Stegner
I'm not interested in anybody's guilt. Guilt is a luxury that we can no longer afford
I know you didn't do it, and I didn't do it either, but I am
responsible for it because I am a man and a citizen of this country
and you are responsible for it, too, for the very same reason... Anyone
who is trying to be conscious must begin to dismiss the vocabulary
which we've used so long to cover it up, to lie…
I know reform is never easy. But I know reform
leads to enlightenment. Enlightenment opens the way to empathy.
If we are to love our neighbors, before
keeping one's self so absorbed intellectually as
to forget the sufferings and cares
of others, to lose sympathy
through having too much
to think about?