Kenneth L. Wrote:
Jul 22, 2013 11:38 AM
I hope everyone sees Shelby Steele in the WSJ today, an opinion piece entitled "The Decline of the Civil-Rights Establishment" that uses the Zimmerman trial as a jumping-off point. To accompany this column the editor has provided an excerpt from MLKJr's Letter From Birmingham Jail, powerful, beautiful prose. Steele writes that today's civil rights leaders have become a parody because of the success of their forebears. I bet Jesse Jackson would like to cut his nuts off (alluding to an example of recent, elegant prose).