Quotes of the Week

Hillary knows that when a young black life is cut short, it’s not just a personal loss. It is a national loss. It is a loss that diminishes all of us.

Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland, talking about her daughter at the Democratic National Convention

I'm from a small town in South Texas. And if you know your history, Texas used to be part of Mexico. Now, I'm ninth generation American. My family never crossed a border. The border crossed us.

Eva Longoria, an actress and Corpus Christi native, giving a Texas perspective to the Democratic convention

In the years to come there will be a Latino or Latina president. I believe that’s going to happen in due time. I hope to be alive to see it, and I’m very confident that my kids will.

U.S. Housing Secretary Julián Castro talking to the Washington Post after being passed over for the veep slot on the Democratic presidential ticket

I can almost hear Mom saying, 'Well, it sure took y’all long enough.'

Cecile Richards, telling the Democratic convention what she thinks her mother, former Gov. Ann Richards, would say about the nomination of Hillary Clinton for president