September 19, 2010

"I'm from a people who really did experience the need to hold onto a god who would see them through difficult times, including generations of black women, who in slavery were forced to bear the children of their rapists.

And I do believe, because I'm a person of faith, in an interceding god that can help people through difficult circumstances, but I'm also an American who believes that the point of government isn't to make life so hard for half of our citizens that the only force there to help them is God. We as a government and as a people, deserve and should do better." - Melissa Harris, via Jezebel