When did we become accepting and docile and passive? I do not mean to offend anyone with my next statement, but it makes me SICK that the atrocities committed against young black men is being protested (peacefully) moreso by white people than “us.” Say what you want, but Martin and Malcolm did the same thing. They led by example. When they marched, they had followers. They confronted the oppression directly and stood their ground. They were two men, who had an enormous amount of power and respect.
So much so, it was the Police Chief in NY that said, after Malcolm led his people away with a simple hand gesture, “No one man should have all that power.”
He’s right… no one man, we all should. I’ll get to the meat of this later, I have a lot to say. Work calls.