Quote of the Day: Bob Herbert on the Limits of Fantasy

The journalist on how aspirations must ultimately be grounded in reality.

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You can read this quote from an op-ed by Bob Herbert in the New York Times, titled “From Dream to Nightmare” (2004), in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Read the quote in its full context here.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and founding director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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