Love: Luxury or Necessity?

August 30, 2022

Nick Bates looks at love through the eyes of Howard Thurman and bell hooks. Quoting bell hooks: “Without an ethic of love shaping the direction of our political vision and our radical aspirations, we are often seduced, in one way or another, into continued allegiance to systems of domination—imperialism, sexism, racism, classism.” Bates is the associate director of the Howard Thurman Center at Boston University.