“It is easy to proclaim all souls equal in the sight of God; it is hard to make men equal on earth in the sight of men.”
Blight, David W. “The Black Sergeant and the White Judge Who Changed Civil Rights History.” The New York Times, February 8, 2019, sec. Books. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/07/books/review/richard-gergel-unexampled-courage.html.
Everything I’ve read of his has stuck with me. This pair of questions from today’s paper is worth bringing to all sorts of art:
Every picture of suffering should elicit a question stronger than “Why is this happening?” The question should be “Why have I allowed this to happen?”
Cole, Teju. “When the Camera Was a Weapon of Imperialism. (And When It Still Is.).” The New York Times, February 10, 2019, sec. Magazine. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/06/magazine/when-the-camera-was-a-weapon-of-imperialism-and-when-it-still-is.html.