Right now I am procrastinating just a little bit. I got a bit sidetracked when I was researching Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. I was on Brain Picking's website and saw a link for James Baldwin and Margaret Mead's discussion on race relations. First my graduate work was on James Baldwin and second this is a question worth much discussing. This was the first quote of James Baldwin in the article. His words ring past the decades and echo with their current relevance.
“We’ve got to be as clear-headed about human beings as possible, because we are still each other’s only hope."