“Had it not been for slavery, the death penalty would have likely been abolished in America. Slavery became a haven for the death penalty.”
- As soon as my trial was over, we tried to use the energy that had developed around my case to create another organization, which we called the National Alliance against Racist and Political Repression.
- But at the same time you can’t assume that making a difference 20 years ago is going to allow you to sort of live on the laurels of those victories for the rest of your life.
- First of all, I didn’t suggest that we should simply get rid of all prisons.
- Had it not been for slavery, the death penalty would have likely been abolished in America. Slavery became a haven for the death penalty.
- I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
- I grew up in the southern United States in a city which at that time during the late ’40’s and early ’50’s was the most segregated city in the country, and in a sense learning how to oppose the status quo was a question of survival.
- I never saw myself as an individual who had any particular leadership powers.
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