56 Total Quotes

Alphonso Jackson Quotes

Alphonso Jackson
The dream doesn't lie in victimization or blame; it lies in hard work, determination and a good education.
Alphonso Jackson
#American Publicservant #Determination

Alphonso Jackson
I'm heartened to know that our partners are doing their bit to keep the home mortgage finance pipeline opened so we can accelerate the recovery in . . . these devastated communities,
Alphonso Jackson
#Finance

Alphonso Jackson
You can't rise as a class. You have to rise individually. It's what many of the civil rights-era people don't understand.
Alphonso Jackson
#American Publicservant #Civil Rights

Alphonso Jackson
The Bush administration is the most diverse in history because the president fills jobs on the basis of a person's capabilities and qualifications, not on the color of his or her skin.
Alphonso Jackson
#American Publicservant

Alphonso Jackson
And for far too long, the Democrats have had a monopoly on black votes in this country.
Alphonso Jackson
#American Publicservant #Country

Alphonso Jackson
One of the problems that we are confronted with is, when we decide to buy or build a home, we don't get a clear picture of what closing costs will be of that home.
Alphonso Jackson
#American Publicservant #Home

Alphonso Jackson
The so-called black leaders of this nation have convinced a large portion of the black community that blacks aren't capable of self-advancement.
Alphonso Jackson
#Community

Alphonso Jackson
They tout the belief that if blacks want to succeed in this country, there is only one path: reliance on the government.
Alphonso Jackson
#Belief

Alphonso Jackson
We believe that, by the time that we leave office, it will be institutionalized, and these programs will be addressing the needs and curing the problem that we set out to do.
Alphonso Jackson
#American Publicservant #Office

Alphonso Jackson
Yet critics on the left find it incomprehensible that any black American could succeed on his or her own through hard work and determination.
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#American Publicservant

Alphonso Jackson
And I always like to stress, it's not a quota, not a set-aside, it's not about race, it's about giving opportunities to demonstrate their abilities to do work with the Federal Government.
Alphonso Jackson
#American Publicservant #Race

Alphonso Jackson
As you know, in this country Anglo-Americans are about 75 to 76 percent home ownership in this country, where Hispanics, African Americans are less than 50 percent.
Alphonso Jackson
#American Publicservant

Alphonso Jackson
I was soon drawn to the Republican Party because I realized that it truly, not just rhetorically, believed in equality.
Alphonso Jackson
#Equality

Alphonso Jackson
In 1965, I marched for equality.
Alphonso Jackson
#Equality #American Publicservant

Alphonso Jackson
After leaving law school, I intentionally said that I never wanted to hold a job more than six years.
Alphonso Jackson
#American Publicservant #Law

Alphonso Jackson
America is a place where you can be born into a low-income household but still lift yourself up, and it doesn't matter what color you are.
Alphonso Jackson
#American Publicservant #America

Alphonso Jackson
They take pride in their schools. They begin to participate, where, when they are renters, they don't do that. So what we're doing by this program is strengthening America.
Alphonso Jackson
#Pride #American Publicservant

Alphonso Jackson
I think serving your government is the greatest thing in the world.
Alphonso Jackson
#Government #American Publicservant

Alphonso Jackson
Of the families I talked to, 90% of the families have no desire to go back, ... But that's not what I'm hearing from Texas. It's a whole different perspective.
Alphonso Jackson
#Desire