What's wrong with the world, mama People livin' like they ain't got no mamas I think the whole world addicted to the drama Only attracted to things that'll bring you trauma Overseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism But we still got terrorists here livin' In the USA, the big CIA The Bloods and The Crips and the KKK But if you only have love for your own race Then you only leave space to discriminate And to discriminate only generates hate And when you hate then you're bound to get irate, yeah Madness is what you demonstrate And that's exactly how anger works and operates Now, you gotta have love just to set it straight Take control of your mind and meditate Let your soul gravitate to the love, y'all, y'all
"Then one day before the end of the school year, I was sitting in my homeroom class when the teacher made the announcement. Central High School would be integrating in the fall..... if we were interested.... we should sign the sheet being passed around the room...I eagerly wrote down my name"(LaNier 44-45).
"Were white man and women in Little Rock so angry about black students attending Central that they were willing to harm us?"(LaNier 65-66).
"And I remember hearing the murmur of a crowd. But, when I got to the corner where the school was, I was reassured seeing these soldiers circling the school grounds. And I saw students going to school"(Elizabeth: Her Own Words).
I can never fully repay my debt to these nine people, because, with their innocence, they purchased more freedom for me, too, and for all white people." (Clinton Honors the Little Rock Nine).
"This is importent. It is our history. You are helping to change that way America sees our race"(LaNier 108).
"Today children of every race walk through the same door, But then they often walk down different halls (Clinton Honors the Little Rock Nine).
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