Angela Davis Calls DREAM Act One of Today’s ‘Most Important’ Fights

Author/activist Angela Davis speaks during the Independent Lens Examines Black History Month panel at the 2012 Winter TCA Tour on January 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

By Jorge Rivas Feb 28, 2012

Activist, scholar, and author Angela Davis says she is "absolutely" a "supporter of the DREAM Act. In an interview uploaded three days ago [to SoundCould by Derek Washington,]( Chairman of Stonewall Democrats of S. Nevada, Davis explains why she believes the African-American community has a historical "responsibility" to support the DREAM Act. "It’s important because it represents one of the most important arenas in the ongoing struggle for civil rights in this country and particularly for those of us who have a history of struggling for civil rights–I’m speaking very specifically about the African-American community–it is our responsibility to support," Davis said in the interview. "The DREAM Act is not something we should be struggling about, it should have been taken for granted but it wasn’t so therefore we have to all come together in support of the right of young people to get an education in this country," Davis went on to say.