“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.”
This quote is on a plaque on the roof patio above the USDA cafeteria here in Washington, reports Steven Beasley of AFSCME 3976, which represents workers at USDA. "Powerful stuff and in line with AFSCME principles and the original feelings many of us had when we formed Local 3976 in the early 90’s."