Rick Bragg Quotes: I Know I Grew Up In The Time When A

I Know I Grew Up In The Time When A Young Man In A Baggy Suit And Slicked-down Hair Stood Spraddle-legged In The Crossroads Of History And Talked Hot And Mean About The Colored, Giving My Poor And Desperate People A Reason To Feel Superior To Somebody, To Anybody. I Know That Even As The Words Of George Wallace Rang Through My Alabama, The Black Family Who Lived Down The Dirt Road From Our House Sent Fresh-picked Corn And Other Food To The Poor White Lady And Her Three Sons, Because They Knew Their Daddy Had Run Off, Because Hungry Does Not Have A Color.
— Rick Bragg —

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