Gwen Ifill quotes

  • No parent should be denied from their Scouting - their son's Scouting experience simply because those parents happen to be gay.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Son #Gay #Parent

  • Our position has never been that people should be forced out of Scouting. We have always said that the values of Scouting are universal they should be welcome to everyone who is willing to live by the Scout oath and the Scout law.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Law #People #Welcome

  • Discrimination at any level sends a harmful message to youth, gay or straight alike, and that discrimination has no place in Scouting.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Gay #Levels #Messages

  • Mormon leaders said in a statement they will reexamine their ties to the Boy Scouts. "The church," they said, "has always welcomed all boys to its Scouting units regardless of sexual orientation. However, the admission of openly gay leaders is inconsistent with the doctrines of the church and what have traditionally been the values of the Boy Scouts of America."
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Gay #Boys #America

  • It's never too late to move to a good place to try to improve your child's outcomes in adulthood.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Children #Moving #Trying

  • If you take the same child and put them in two different places, it will dramatically shape the way in which their economic outcomes are realized later in life.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Children #Two #Different

  • There's five factors or characteristics of places where kids from poor backgrounds don't do very well. And those are places that have more economic and racial segregation, places with more income inequality.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Kids #Income #Segregation

  • Poor children in Baltimore face even worse odds than low-income kids elsewhere, mostly because they remain in impoverished neighborhoods.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Children #Kids #Odds

  • I actually think agendas are more often found in State of the Union speeches than in inaugural speeches.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Thinking #Agendas #Unions

  • I find that those who voted for George W. Bush are less offended by his religious references, and those who voted for Bill Clinton did not seem offended at all when people prayed at his inauguration.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Religious #People #Bills

  • It's rare for a first lady to be running for president.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Running #President #Firsts

  • We used to say in the black community that if somebody else caught a cold, we caught pneumonia.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Pneumonia #Community #Black

  • We needed someone to recognize the importance of check and balances, accountability, transparency. There was a real systemic problem at South Carolina State, a problem that has gone on for 25 or 30 years
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Real #Years #Accountability

  • Act right all the time, because someone's always watching.
    -- Gwen Ifill

  • This is what happens with a breakthrough.  The first ones through the door often get bruised if not broken.  Eventually, with a little political acumen and racial sensitivity and a lot of hard work, a smooth new place can emerge.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Hard Work #Doors #Broken

  • Folks who are getting their strokes in the South are not as unhappy with Howard Dean. You don't see anybody starting any movement to get him out of office.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Starting Over #Office #Unhappy

  • When the President was asked about global warming at a public appearance yesterday, he responded by talking about America's addiction to oil. You make the connection.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Talking #Oil #Yesterday

  • Aspiring black leaders are often asked to transcend race, even though no one ever asked, say, Hillary Clinton to transcend gender. This is a precarious race straddle that most members of the breakthrough generation seem to reject. Even the most well meaning white Obama supporters seem to take deep satisfaction in this idea. Obama, they insisted, could be raceless, a reasurringly optimistic view of America's deepest burden that ignores countless peices of evidence to the contrary.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Optimistic #Race #Views

  • One of the things that Africa needs, everybody seems to agree, is some measure of debt relief.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Relief #Needs #Debt

  • On immigration, there are a lot of hurdles before anything arrives at the White House.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #White #House #Immigration

  • Hope springs eternal, even in politics.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Spring

  • Did I say that the President's entire job is image management? Of course not.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Jobs #President #Management

  • Can't disagree with the need for a grasp of history.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Needs #Disagree

  • Don't count out other amazing programming like Frontline. You will still find more hours of in-depth news programming, investigative journalism and analysis on PBS than on any other outlet.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Pbs #Depth #Analysis

  • If it were the Clinton people, they'd be sitting around figuring out how to pull themselves out. Instead the president is continuing to go around the country and peddling Social Security, which the needle is not moving on.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Country #Moving #People

  • People do still cheer for the President. And some of the military audiences are more likely to cheer than others. I have seen him speak lately in front of groups like Freedom House, where the applause was a long time coming.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Cheer #Military #Long

  • A lot of Democrats are not that upset with Howard Dean. Howard Dean gets out here and he says these inflammatory things, and he doesn't apologize. He doesn't back down a little bit.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Apology #Upset #Littles

  • History shows that people often do cast their votes for amorphous reasons-the most powerful among them being the need for change. Just ask Bill Clinton.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Powerful #People #Needs

  • Journalists are accused of being lapdogs when they don't ask the hard questions, but then accused of being rude when they do. Good thing we have tough hides.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Rude #Tough #Good Things

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