A Quote by Mary McLeod Bethune on acceptance, conscience, discrimination, protest, responsibility, and slander

If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves and allow those responsible to salve their conscience by believing that they have our acceptance and concurrence. We should, therefore, protest openly everything . . . that smacks of discrimination or slander.

Mary McLeod Bethune (1875 - 1955)

Source: Certain Unalienable Rights, What the Negro Wants, edited by Rayford W. Logan (1944)

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