Bias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds, why, you are going to do that.
You don't just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities.
Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.
Family and friends and faith are the most important things in your life and you should be building friendships.
I don't think that's healthy for the country when anyone thinks their morals are better than anyone else's.
The personal things should be left out of, in my opinion, out of platforms and conventions.
I'm a great believer that the most important years are the sort of early years but the preschool years and then into the first and second grades. If you get a good base in the first and second grade and you can read, you can do anything.
I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time.
I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.
It was the dumbest thing I had ever seen, but it's a family thing, and I guess it's clean.