I say to you quite frankly that the time for racial discrimination is over.
(Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. Addresses of James Earl Carter, 1971-1975, p. 79, comp. Frank Daniel, Atlanta, Ben W. Fortson, Jr., Secretary of State (1975).
Inaugural Address, Governor of Georgia, January 12, 1971.)
We were born different. We grow different. Enjoy diversity because all of us have blood, all of share the same earth, the same air, the same water. Who are you to discriminate? Stop discrimination with steadfast determination.
Intelligence of a Butterfly has always impressed me. It sits still, spreading its wings when it feels the approaching lensman knows his job. It opts for quick folding of the wings and resorts to high flying with ordinary mortals. Even a Tiger does show its high sense of discrimination. To the talented lensman, it shows its whiskers and to others, a bit of its tail.
(Prasanna Mishra, a former Civil Servant from India, has been a columnist and a social activist.Born in 1942, he lives in Bhubaneswar.)