“The world might be more just and equal and inclusive than it has been, but we have not gotten even close to justice and inclusion”
I don’t think the student body at Oberlin could get any more woke if they tried.
The Chronicle Telegram reports:
Oberlin College grads told to ‘stay woke’
Lisa Jackson, vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives at Apple Inc., who gave Monday’s commencement address at Oberlin College, echoed the commencement speech that Martin Luther King Jr. made to the Oberlin College graduating class of 1965.
Back then King warned students that they would not be graduating into easy times.
“He spoke about remaining awake through a great revolution,” she said. “Or as you might say now, ‘Staying woke.’”
Jackson said she started her speech with King’s words in order to warn students that this generation still will have a lot of work to help improve the world.
“The world might be more just and equal and inclusive than it has been, but we have not gotten even close to justice and inclusion,” she said.
While unemployment continues to fall, Jackson said the gaps between rich and poor haven’t been this wide since the gilded age of John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie.
As one of the heads of the largest, most wealthy and innovative corporations in the world, Jackson let the class know about the work she does to make sure the technology created by Apple uses cleaner products and conserving precious resources. Jackson also has worked on Apple’s education policy programs, product accessibility work and government affairs. She served as the administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the first black woman to do so.
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