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A Rap on Race: Margaret Mead and James Baldwin’s Rare Conversation on Forgiveness and the Difference Between Guilt and Responsibility
A Rap on Race: Margaret Mead and James Baldwin’s Rare Conversation on Forgiveness and the Difference Between Guilt and Responsibility

“We’ve got to be as clear-headed about human beings as possible, because we are still each other’s only hope.”

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Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer on Freedom and What Status Really Means for a Writer
Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer on Freedom and What Status Really Means for a Writer

“All worthwhile writing… comes from an individual vision, privately pursued.”

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The People’s Platform: An Essential Manifesto for Reclaiming Our Cultural Commons in the Age of Commerce
The People’s Platform: An Essential Manifesto for Reclaiming Our Cultural Commons in the Age of Commerce

“We are embedded beings who create work in a social context, toiling shared soil in the hopes that our labor bears fruit. It is up to all of us whether this soil is enriched or depleted, whether it nurtures diverse and vital produce or allows predictable crops to take root and run rampant.”

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Martin Luther King, Jr. on Justice and the Four Steps to Successful Nonviolent Resistance
Martin Luther King, Jr. on Justice and the Four Steps to Successful Nonviolent Resistance

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality… Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

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Joan Didion on Hollywood’s Diversity Problem: A Masterpiece from 1968 That Could Have Been Written Today
Joan Didion on Hollywood’s Diversity Problem: A Masterpiece from 1968 That Could Have Been Written Today

“The public life of liberal Hollywood comprises a kind of dictatorship of good intentions, a social contract in which actual and irreconcilable disagreement is as taboo as failure or bad teeth.”

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Albert Einstein’s Little-Known Correspondence with W.E.B. Du Bois on Race and Racial Justice
Albert Einstein’s Little-Known Correspondence with W.E.B. Du Bois on Race and Racial Justice

“Professor Einstein is not a mere mathematical mind. He is a living being, sympathetic with all human advance… and he hates race prejudice because as a Jew he knows what it is.”

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