Image, I’m not pessimistic, because poor people tend to bounce back. We’ve been

I’m not pessimistic, because poor people tend to bounce back. We’ve been through worse than this – working people been through worse than this. We’ve got slavery and Jim Crow. We’ve got workers with no rights up until `35. We’re going to bounce back. We are resilient, resisting people. So, it’s not pessimism, but it is blues-like. It’s not optimistic. We’re just prisoners of hope, that’s all.

Cornel West

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