All in Civil Rights
Here was the true great spirit, the divine thread connecting all human endeavor. If you can keep it, it is yours, your property. Slave or Continent. The American imperative.
The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
Governor McAuliffe told the neo-Nazis and white supremacists to "Go Home." They are not wanted in Charlottesville. What are their homes like? What do they talk about over Sunday dinner when they are home?
Tonight I met parents with the saddest of stories to tell. They are the parents of a teenager whose name is so well-known. It’s Trayvon Martin. To me that name - Trayvon – is a symbol, of injustice, unfairness, and racism. But to Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, he was their son. A real boy who was really killed because of the color of his skin.
I already had protesting on my mind when the alarm went off early on a Sunday morning only to hear Krista Tippet interviewing civil rights legend Congressman John Lewis. She titled the episode The Art & Discipline of Nonviolence. I highly encourage you to take a listen. If this is your first time listening to On Being, I guarantee it won't be your last.