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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Civil disobedience in USA 2014

If someone from the younger generation asks you why people are protesting against the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case, and how marching down the street will help, you have to go back 50 years and view civil disobedience through a southern black lens.

Civil disobedience can work and move change forward.

It was just a few years ago that water fountains, bathrooms, classrooms, lunch counters, restaurants, sports teams and buses were separate, unequal, and segregated. If not for protest, access would still be unequal.

Fast forward to 2014. Now we have to concentrate on police brutality, the prison industrial complex, paying for private schools, keeping a job, and remaining sane while the world seems to be crashing down.

It's a damn shame, but somebody's got to do it!

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