"We must be about justice, and not 'just us.' We must make sure we are reporting an accurate depiction of history, and not just 'his story.' Sometimes, to rationalize is to simply tell 'rational lies.' We are here to set the record straight, to bring empowermet to those who work for that right, and to speak for and on behalf of the poor, the under-served and those without a voice."
John Hope Bryant, founder of Operation HOPE, speaking immediately following the Rodney King Riors in South Central Los Angeles of April 29th, 1992, just before launching Operation HOPE.