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Eric Liu Quotes

Together is my favorite place to be - Love Quotes
I meant to behave but there were too many other options - Funny Quotes
A year from now you'll wish you started today - Work Quotes
I never make the same mistake twice. I make it five or six times, just to be sure - Funny Quotes
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary - Work Quotes
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken - Oscar Wilde Quotes
And then you meet one person and your life changes forever - Love Quotes
What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs - Dog Quotes
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We’re all better off...when we’re all better off.  (Eric Liu Quotes) We all want merit to mean something, and we all may be tempted to reduce that meaning to something measurable and concrete like an SAT score. The reality, though, is that who deserves entry into an institution depends on what the institution exists to do  (Eric Liu Quotes) There have been, in recent years, many Asian American pioneers in the public eye who’ve defied the condescendingly complimentary ‘model minority’ stereotype: actors like Lucy Liu, artists like Maya Lin, moguls like Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. They are known, often admired  (Eric Liu Quotes) The Boomers will eventually have to accept that it is not possible to stay forever young or to stop aging. But it is possible, by committing to show up for others in community after community, to earn a measure of immortality  (Eric Liu Quotes) Six decades ago, as Mao’s Communists seized power, the question in Washington was, ‘Who lost China?’ Now, as his capitalist descendants stand astride the world stage and Washington worries about decline, it seems to be, ‘Who lost America?’  (Eric Liu Quotes) Like the ‘little emperors’ of one-child China, too many Boomers were taught early that the world was made (or saved) for their comfort and enjoyment. They behaved accordingly, with a self-indulgence that was wholly rational, given their situation  (Eric Liu Quotes) Honest people know that the road to success and virtue always involves shared sacrifice, hard work, and gratification postponed. Telling people otherwise isn’t leadership, it is pandering.  (Eric Liu Quotes) Imagine filling a college with the first 1,000 students to get perfect SATs. Whatever the racial composition of that class would be, the notion seems absurd because we know that college in America is supposed to be about creating citizens and leaders in a diverse nation  (Eric Liu Quotes) If whiteness were of no particular advantage, then having a fuller color wheel of skin tones would be purely a matter of celebration. But whiteness - just a drop of it - does still carry privilege. You learn that very young in America  (Eric Liu Quotes) I know many people on the left are suspicious of words like Americanization. To them, it can sound like a cover for white privilege and warmongering. It suggests arrogance and groupthink. But these connotations are not fixed. It is in our power to reshape them by recalling the best of America  (Eric Liu Quotes) Have you ever watched someone become American? Last week, at a national citizenship conference I organize, thirty immigrants from 17 countries swore an oath and became citizens of the United States. It was a stirring experience for the hundreds of people in the room  (Eric Liu Quotes) After watching my first World Series in 1977, I wanted to be Reggie Jackson. I bought a big Reggie poster. I ate Reggie candy bars. I entered a phase during which I insisted on having the same style of glasses Reggie had: gold wire frames with the double bar across  (Eric Liu Quotes) What we should celebrate more than diversity is what we do with it. How do we bring everyone in the tent and create something together? In a twenty-first century way that activates our true potential, we all need to become sworn-again  (Eric Liu Quotes) When Bryan Price taught me how to throw a changeup, he made me see myself. All my life, I’ve been the equivalent of a fastball pitcher - trying to use blazing speed and brute force to wow the people around me  (Eric Liu Quotes) Americans need to call on Boomers, in their next act onstage, to behave like grown-ups. And there is no better way for them to do this than to guide young people to lives of greater meaning, effectiveness, and purpose.  (Eric Liu Quotes) We live in a great country. It’s time again to get religion about it.  (Eric Liu Quotes) Sometimes when I listen to fellow progressives, I wonder if the only lesson we took away from the 04 elections is that politics is a word game.  (Eric Liu Quotes) If half-black Barack Obama had decided years ago to call himself white - which his genes certainly entitled him to do - his story would have carried very different meaning. If millions of part-black people had followed him into whiteness, then the N.A.A.C.P. would be in true crisis.  (Eric Liu Quotes) Throughout this country’s history there have of course been systematic efforts to create an official underclass.  (Eric Liu Quotes) Jeremy Lin is the only Asian American in the NBA today and one of the few in any professional U.S. sport. His arrival is surely leading other talented Asian American athletes this week to contemplate a pro career.  (Eric Liu Quotes) Great numbers of Asian Americans do not fit the model minority or ‘tiger family’ stereotypes, living instead in multigenerational poverty far from the mainstream.  (Eric Liu Quotes) Many smart folks seem to think that if you just get your metaphors and messages right, you’ll win. That if you start describing what you favor as a ‘moral value’ - ‘affordable health care is a moral value’ etc., - then you’ll appeal to red-state voters  (Eric Liu Quotes) You want to defend citizenship? Don’t persecute or isolate those without papers. Just live like a citizen. That’d be a first-class way to be American  (Eric Liu Quotes) Why should citizenship be a matter of birth? the premise held by those who want to end birthright citizenship is that some people deserve it and some do not - that the status shouldn’t be handed out automatically. Frankly, that’s a premise worth considering  (Eric Liu Quotes) Throughout this country’s history there have of course been systematic efforts to create an official underclass  (Eric Liu Quotes) Sometimes when I listen to fellow progressives, I wonder if the only lesson we took away from the 04 elections is that politics is a word game  (Eric Liu Quotes) Great numbers of Asian Americans do not fit the model minority or ‘tiger family’ stereotypes, living instead in multigenerational poverty far from the mainstream  (Eric Liu Quotes) Race in America has always centered on our mutual agreement not to see each other. White or non-white. Black or non-black. Mongoloid, Hindoo. We’ve always bought into to the crudest, humanity-denying forms of sorting.  (Eric Liu Quotes) In the end, a new Americanization movement can’t just be about listing our privileges and immunities, which we catalog in our laws. It also has to be about reinforcing our duties, which we convey in our habits  (Eric Liu Quotes) Today, public understanding of our past and our system of government is pitifully low  (Eric Liu Quotes)
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