“They are so worried about being successful, they want to be a carbon copy instead of an original.” –From last night’s lecture by Dr. Cornel West, given to a standing room only crowd at Kimmel Arena at UNCA. Of course, Dr West was referring to young people being raised in today’s testing culture, which is so pathologically wrapped up in the achievement culture, they don’t know how to think for themselves.
Dr West is also famous for saying, “Justice is what love looks like in public.” It was a pleasure to watch someone speak the truth, and to share that moment with over 5,000 people last night. Not surprisingly, I saw several Rainbow alumni there.
~This is a re-post from November 11, 2013