Well Said

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A few words from our distinguished campus speakers and visitors

“Develop a tough skin. Take criticism seriously, but not personally. Sometimes our critics can be our best advisors. Every woman in public life needs skin as tough as rhinoceros hide.”

—Hillary Rodham Clinton at the “Unique Lives” lecture series in the SJSU Event Center

“Do not create more victims because of your righteous outrage about your own victimization. The goal can’t be to make your own group more powerful—and therefore become just as wicked as the person or group who came before you.”

—Dr. Michael Eric Dyson discussing “Are we post-racial, or is racism still a problem?” in Morris Dailey Auditorium

“Poets are the ones who must elegantly tell us what’s preoccupying them, what’s important for our time.”

—Author Cristina García in conversation with Lurie Visiting Author Andrew Sean Greer at the Center for Literary Arts’ Martha Heasley Cox Lecture

“It’s easy to get comfortable in your diversity and think there’s not more to do.”

—CSU Dominguez Hills President Willie J. Hagen at a meeting of SJSU’s Task Force on Racial Discrimination

“A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.”

—Judge LaDoris Cordell at the final meeting of SJSU’s Task Force on Racial Discrimination

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