Editorial: Embracing Principles of Non-Violence
By Editorial Staff - January 2013 EditionPosted on 01/26/13
As we segue from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to Black History Month some have simply reduced the Civil Rights Movement to several acts and then poof! Like a truncated version of Roots, “We Shall Overcome” and then suddenly “Oprah”. Now with the election and re-election of Barack Obama a common phrase is repeated, “You have a black President, what else do you want?”
African-Americans and other minorities have been targeted by as many as 18 states with the advent of new voter identification laws, cancellation of Sunday voting, decreasing voter access leading to lines that in 2012 lasted as long as 6 hours.
The result was a large non-violent protest that was shown on cable and network news as African-Americans and others stood in long lines despite being targeted by new... Continue
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