Education is important because, first of all, people need to know that discrimination still exists. It is still real in the workplace, and we should not take that for granted.
If we can't begin to agree on fundamentals, such as the elimination of the most abusive forms of child labor, then we really are not ready to march forward into the future.
Really, the potential for, first of all, any college graduate today is enormously good. These are good times for anyone with a college degree today, particularly African Americans. With a college degree today, you really breach the unemployment rate.
Unlike any other time in our history, we have to know that staying in school and getting an education is the most important thing you can do.
It is very important that our young people have constructive early work experiences. But it is equally important that their jobs are safe and complement their education, rather than complete it.