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Belafonte: Americans don’t use radical thinking to solve the country’s ills

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Harry Belafonte

Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 11:12 pm

Young and middle-aged Americans don’t have any radical thoughts about social issues, a skill that civil-rights activists used 50 years ago to solve the injustices that plagued American society, actor and activist Harry Belafonte said Tuesday night.

"We have to get back to radical thought," Belafonte said. "Dr. King was a radical. Stokely Carmichael was a radical. Christ was a fierce radical. His daily life involved helping the poor and speaking against injustice."

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