"These are folks who are good, hard-working people, who are still experiencing an America where we haven't lived up to our hopes and dreams for this country. And who remind me every single day that there is an urgent work to do. And so that's really who I am.
"I define my patriotism, I define my faith as a Christian, I define my blackness, in the sense of a continuous struggle to make this country live up to who we say we are. The fullness to become that more perfect union [...]"