Clem (Clementa Pinckney) understood that justice grows out of recognition of ourselves, in each other.
It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label.
People call me a socialist sometimes. But, no, you gotta meet real socialists. You'll have a sense of what a socialist is.
On Easter I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian I am supposed to love, and I have to say that sometimes, when I've listened to less-than-loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned.
Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.