Quotations by Harold Washington

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Born: Saturday, April 15, 1922
Died: Wednesday, November 25, 1987 (65 years old)
Profession: Politician
Nationality: American


Affirmative action works but we're going to need to muster all our political resources if we are to keep it in place.
- Harold Washington
(Keywords: Action)

Business as usual will not be accepted by any part of this city.
- Harold Washington
(Keywords: Business, Will)

Chicago is one city. We shall work as one people for our common good and our common goals.
- Harold Washington
(Keywords: Work, People, Goals, Chicago)

I am not interested in splitting the white vote.
- Harold Washington
(Keywords: Vote)

I want to be a mayor who helped, really helped.
- Harold Washington
(Keywords: Want)

Let's not be overconfident, we still have to count the votes.
- Harold Washington

Our concern is to heal. Our concern is to bring together.
- Harold Washington
(Keywords: Concern)

That fallacy flies in the face of studies that show, every day, in every way, things are getting a little worse for America's minorities relative to the progress made by those in the top percentiles of assets and income.
- Harold Washington
(Keywords: Progress, America, Day, Flies, Income)

The third fallacy is that affirmative action doesn't work.
- Harold Washington
(Keywords: Work, Action)

Throughout American history many of our social gains and much of our progress toward democracy were made possible by the active intervention of the federal government.
- Harold Washington
(Keywords: Government, History, Progress, American, Democracy)

What is so remarkable about the success of affirmative action is that it has been accomplished despite the Justice Department and the policies of the federal government.
- Harold Washington
(Keywords: Government, Success, Action, Justice, Remarkable)







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