The conflict has been exciting, agitating, all-absorbing, and for the time being, putting all other tumults to silence. It must do this or it does nothing. If there is no struggle there is no progress.
Race and Democracy
The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims, have been born of earnest struggle.~ Frederick Douglass
I swear to the Lord I still can't see Why Democracy means Everybody but me .... I say it plain, America never was America to me, And yet I swear this oath - America will be!~ Langston Hughes The history of the United States is a history of race relations. Racism is the lubricant for an economic machine geared towards profit, and it is the poison that sickens American progress. Democracy has always been the subversive antidote to racial injustice. Read here for resources on race and democracy.