This So-Called Post-Post-Racial Life

February 25, 2009

Quitting Is Not an Option

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — pprscribe @ 2:24 am

For our sake, and our children’s…

"Obama even gets kids working together." baratunde, http://www.flickr.com/photos/baratunde/2426603107

"Obama even gets kids working together." baratunde, http://www.flickr.com/photos/baratunde/2426603107

…And I think about Ty’Sheoma Bethea, the young girl from that school I visited in Dillon, South Carolina – a place where the ceilings leak, the paint peels off the walls, and they have to stop teaching six times a day because the train barrels by their classroom.  She has been told that her school is hopeless, but the other day after class she went to the public library and typed up a letter to the people sitting in this room.  She even asked her principal for the money to buy a stamp.  The letter asks us for help, and says, “We are just students trying to become lawyers, doctors, congressmen like yourself and one day president, so we can make a change to not just the state of South Carolina but also the world.  We are not quitters.”

~Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery
Address to Joint Session of Congress
Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

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