The following is taken from a commentary in COAL News vol. Jan. 2013:
We cannot legislate racism away; fear of the Other starts in childhood and only deep changes in our society can eradicate it. We can, however, stop enabling it. We have to heed a cry of conscience that has echoed over the past century – from W.E.B. DuBois, from Martin Luther King and from Nelson Mandela, and remember the famous warning of the 18-century English conservative Edmund Burke. “
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing
- Clarence N. Wood (Chairman, COAL) and Bruce Hatton Boyer are President and Senior Fellow, respectively, of Urban Strategies Global, a Chicago-based think tank.