HITTING LEFT #145

Monday, January 28, 2019

WEEKEND QUOTABLES

Susan Klonsky and Tim Black talk oral history and Sacred Ground on Hitting Left radio
Timuel Black
 Change is going to come. How will you participate in making that change the one that you would like to have? Because the other side will have people participating to keep it like it is or make it go back the other way. Trump says ‘make America great again.’ My attitude is, make America like it ought to be. -- Chicago Tribune review of  'Sacred Ground'.
Susan Klonsky
...who wrote the book with Black, said the two aimed to “document a fairly typical story of the life of a community.” It just so happens this community was where Harold Washington had ties, former President Barack Obama started on his political path, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made a stand on desegregating housing in the Chicago area. (Black invited King to visit and speak in the city as early as 1956 and helped to organize the notable march on Washington in 1963.) -- Tribune review
L.A. teacher/striker Larry Strauss
Overcrowded classrooms are a brutal expression that our students don’t matter. They are someone else’s kids – and all too often they are no one’s kids. -- Guardian
L.A. teacher/striker Cristopher Bautista
Bautista was teaching “Cannery Row,” John Steinbeck’s classic tale of Central Coast haves and have-nots. “I’ve been teaching about the [Los Angeles] strike to my kids,” Bautista said on Day 5 of the UTLA walkout, which ended last week with the union making incremental gains in wages, classroom sizes and support staff. Bautista sees thematic overlap between Steinbeck’s book and the L.A. work stoppage, which drew international attention. “It’s about class struggles, what people need to get by, low pay. There are parallels.” -- L.A. Times
Actress Alyssa Milano
“The red MAGA hat is the new white hood.” -- The Wrap
Ann Coulter
... on Believing Trump’s Wall Promises: “OK, I’m a Very Stupid Girl”. -- Slate


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