The civil rights movement is not new. The civil rights movement did not begin yesterday. The “‘new’ civil rights movement” did not begin yesterday. QED.
The student activists’ de rigueur Diag rally celebrating yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court “victory” would not have irritated me nearly as much had it not been for the self-righteous self-alignment of a few vocal campus personalities with the likes of Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. I don’t fault them for that alignment – the world would be a better place if more people aligned themselves with such heroes – but I do fault them for insinuating that the “old” civil rights movement is pass