Epigraph from Cesar Chavez

Starting today Read Irresponsibly will periodically include epigraphs. I’m a huge fan of the pithy quotes that appear in books. Some of the ones here will have been actual epigraphs. Others will just be cool things I’ve read. Many will be related to the act of reading. They may or may not include an explanation for why I selected it. Think of this as my quote of the day feature, except not daily.

The first one is a quote from Cesar Chavez, the great labor leader.

Cesar Chavez
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Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. And you cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.

- Cesar Chavez, from his speech Lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.