“I want Dr. King to know that I didn’t come to Selma to make his job difficult. I really did come thinking I could make it easier. If the white people realize what the alternative is, perhaps they will be more willing to hear Dr. King.”
– Malcolm X
Who is today’s Malcolm X?
Who comes close?
Who is our MLK?
Is this tension too binary for the 21st century?
Respect has not improved much since the 1960s, but things have calmed down, in a Brave New World kind of way.
Are we in a cycle of social tension ramping up to the kind of confrontation we haven’t seen in half a century?
Stephen Elliott-Buckley is a husband, father, professor, speaker, consultant, former suburban Vancouver high school English and Social Studies teacher who changed careers because the BC Liberal Party has been working hard to ruin public education. He has various English and Political Science degrees and has been writing political, social and economic editorials since November 2002. Stephen is in Twitter, Miro and iTunes, and the email thing, and at his website, dgiVista.org.