Civil rights leader Andrew Young says racism is based on fear

One of the things that my father taught me at 4 years old was, “Don’t ever lose your temper in a fight. One of the reasons why we were able to take the leadership was that we had won the war. Don’t get mad, get smart.” I happened to grow up in New Orleans; the Nazi Party headquarters [was] 50 yards from where I was born. That image ended the war in Vietnam. The last point that I negotiated at the United Nations before I left was between China and Vietnam. Everything goes global. 

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Since the death of George Floyd, protests have taken off in a way that they hadn’t for so long, calling for racial equality. And I guess that was one of the reasons why you never saw, I don’t think I ever saw Martin Luther King get angry.Dr. I think the availability [of] the cellphone as a low-cost means of communication has made the world smaller … and the internet means that almost nothing can escape the knowledge of the world. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Feb. His sister got a master’s degree in music. And America had learned from the First World War that it cannot get along unless we’re somehow working for the global unity. The full economy could be strong, and so they went to Bretton Woods [economic summit in 1944] and they made financial agreements, and those financial agreements made it possible for almost every economy in the world to grow 3% to 6% between 1944 and 1974. She says he’s smarter than she is. Martin Luther King’s father started a bank. Martin Luther King, Jr., can teach today’s protesters.Young helped draft the Civil Rights Act of 1964 — passed 56 years ago this week — and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and he was with King in Memphis on the day of King’s assassination. His mother had a master’s degree in music. He also reflected on racism, how the death of George Floyd “touched the heart of the planet,” and what his experience working alongside Dr. When we recover from this virus, with 40 million people out of work, we’re going to need help from our trading partners around the world. We’re going to have to come together, deal to heal problems that are caused by combination of this health pandemic and the dramatic consequences of climate change. Everything that they asked me to accomplish I did, because I practice what I call, with President Carter, the politics of respect. And I think we’ve got to find a way.A friend of mine says that his younger brother is in jail for drug problem that normally he should be in a treatment facility and should not be in a prison. And that’s the reason our economy’s in trouble. Heading back to solving problems without violence, getting back to working together with people and talking out differences is still the only way we’re going to have one peaceful planet that’s also prosperous. And life is not supposed to be that way.You worked so closely with Dr. He was born to education, and black privilege, as we say — as was I.What do we need to do today … That really paid off. Martin Luther King was a capitalist. It was a time when America wanted to be a leader. Young Foundation to promote more just and prosperous communities by developing and supporting a new generation of leaders. Civil rights leader Andrew Young says racism is based on fear, and George Floyd’s death “touched the heart of the planet”

By Pamela Falk

Updated on: July 3, 2020 / 3:32 PM
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Civil rights leader on racism, Floyd protests

Former U.N. Is it an effective message? 

Well, I think that the anger is not productive. You know, I say that, when I was working with Martin Luther King we hardly had telephones in most of the residences where we stayed. House of Representatives (1973-1977), U.S. And somehow this little virus has gotten to everywhere, with everybody, and it reminded us: We are one family and, I think, under God. The girl in the picture

And George Floyd’s death, the cold, callous way that it took place with other officers watching, and with people saying “get off him, get off him” around. He was born with a guarantee that would have to get a Ph.D. administration to return and reinvest in multilateralism?No, I think that it’s not going to be investing in multilateralism. He, he just had a problem that she was able to escape.I’ve visited prisons. Is it fear?Fear is probably the most accurate description. I remember meeting with [then South African Minister of Defense, later President P.W. I think they will always pay off. What is the highest point in your career? And when I became mayor, there were four stories of mainframe computers. We helped Germany. Now, I would give you the two points — point-two maybe need to be there. And he got very agitated, he said, “How can you say that?” I said, I can say that because Gandhi formed the Indian National Congress here about the same time the African National Congress was formed. And that there’s no escaping it. King wrote about socialism. “Surely, these Black people are going to rise up one day and kill us all.” I said no, I don’t think so. And that was the period in which the United Nations flourished. We had to pay a little more. We need to make the world work. The World Trade Organization began to negotiate treaties. 

Now, Americans now forget. … It was one of those moments that touched the heart of the planet. Why is this message having such an impact around the world today? Ambassador Andrew Young: It all comes back to these little cellphones. And he explained to me that white supremacy is a sickness. His family owned property. We have to include those who are left behind… We help friends and enemies, friends and foe alike. The one thing that the Trump administration has not realized yet, that this virus has taught us — that this little thing that we can’t see and don’t know much about has reminded us — that this is one world. Those two don’t go together. How do you think that applies today? And I think that the present president doesn’t think in those terms. We normally got together, everybody was doing well. Diplomacy is personal. And that’s something we’ve got to figure out how to solve.What is racism a product of? Is it a product of economics? for very poor societies, for the poor in America? That was the last war China had in 1979. I think this time because of this virus, every economy in the world is going to be crippled. Andrew Young, left, and Dr. Do you think that is still an issue in terms of wealth in this country and around the world?That was one speech. First published on July 3, 2020 / 9:22 AM What is needed to get where society needs to go?I think the United States right now is committed to equal opportunity. ambassador to the United Nations (1977-1979) and mayor of Atlanta (1982-1990). Now, in today’s technology, this little device can do just about everything that all four stories of mainframe computers used to do. And we treated everybody that came from anywhere in the world to be part of our family and we developed honest, trustful relations. It’s costing $55,000 a year to keep him in prison. I’ve always been impressed with the level of intelligence, the kinds of questions that I get, sensitivity and awareness of most of those people in prison. You kind of help them with their sickness and you don’t, you just don’t ever lose your temper in a fight. I think that there are others who are doing better than we are. AP Photo

He went on to an accomplished career as a member of the U.S. And he was the main obstacle to ending apartheid. You lose your temper in a fight, you lose the fight. And that help — well, everybody’s going to need help. So, we helped Japan. And she went to Yale Law School cheaper than that. Does his belief in non-violence and his preaching on civil disobedience still hold today? And so we’re going to have to renegotiate the world order. We can’t take many people to the moon. China’s been doing well because they have not had wars. We have been spending almost $6 trillion in various wars around the world. Why now?The difference was that we had to watch it — watch the death of George Floyd. King. Today he runs the Andrew J. We helped England. Ambassador and civil rights leader Andrew Young says once the world gets through the worst of the coronavirus pandemic and the economic crisis it’s caused, “we’re going to have to renegotiate the world order.”

Young spoke with CBS News’ Pamela Falk about the challenges facing the United States on the world stage and how the Trump administration is responding. We also had realized that we were the ones who had the most and we were going to let the rest of the world catch up. And when I went to see him, one of the questions he asked me was: “How long do you think there’ll be before the bloodbath?” And I said, what bloodbath? And he went back to India and liberated India, and I don’t think a single Englishman was killed. The two million should be educated and serving and competing and contributing. You don’t get angry with sick people. His grandfather was the treasurer of the National Baptist Convention with 6 million members. 7, 1968, two months before King’s assassination. Is it hatred? One set of speeches. degree in something; it was sort of decided by his family. Botha] who was considered the most powerful man in South Africa at the time. And it requires leadership from somebody.So why do you think it’s time for the U.S. I say now I have never heard any of my African friends talk about not working with [White] Afrikaners or getting rid of the Afrikaners.Turning to the United Nations — what do you think in terms of the U.S.?The United Nations’ World Health Organization, this whole network of globalization, came out of the Second World War. And those are people, if they were a different color or had been born with different parents…

Yet there are 2.2 million people in America’s prisons. I think we are also committed to a prison-industrial complex. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox

Here are excerpts of the interview.CBS News’ Pamela Falk: There have been protests about racism in just about every corner of the globe. And it has the same impact everybody remembers, the little girl, the nude girl walking down the road in Vietnam crying.