Activists on the 1,000-mile march from Selma, Alabama to Washington, D.C. calling for comprehensive civil rights reforms to national policies arrived at their final destination on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Tuesday bearing the message, "Our lives, our votes, our jobs, and our schools matter."
We'll remain stuck on square one if we can't figure out what we're even talking about. That is, what is meant by "civil rights" today, and to whom should they apply?
Rest in peace Middle Passage. May a new nation arise from the ashes of the old, corrupt, racist one.
I love those cultures worldwide where people bow to each other with respect and the word "NAMASTE" on their lips. They recognize the spark of the Divine that exists in each and every one of us . Such a greeting is not only for those you know well but for strangers too. We could learn much from them in how we behave towards eachother. Justice and concern for others would flow naturally from such thinking.
Instead of petitioning the government, we could more directly petition the oligarchy that owns the government.