Saturday, July 19, 2008

What do we do now?


Its always easier to point out what happened than it is to come up with what to do next.

6 comments:

Scott & Jenna said...

what a powerful drawing

Amber said...

Have you thought of submitting this to the editorial section of a newspaper?

Corbie said...

Lyndon Johnson gave a speech in 1965 at Howard University. It was a commencement address during a racially charged era and he said in effect that the recent statutes that had been passed (the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964) were not enough. That it wasn't enough to simply level the playing field today. He then went on to make the famous statement,

"You don't hobble a man with hundreds of years of deprivation and unfairness and then bring him to the starting line and shoot off the gun and say it's a fair race."

It has always been one of my favorite quotes - your drawing reminds me of it.

Claudia said...

Corbie - How can anyone hope to follow that? Well said.

J.D.S. said...

Corbie - great quote. I think sometimes, as a society, we forget that treating people the same is not the same as treating them equally.

Emeritus said...

my parents excel at this particular behavior. drives me batty.