Forty five years. How much has changed. Two steps forward, one step back.
Someone with the politics of George Wallace, would he or she be able to drum up a similar following?
Maybe it's not so much black/white as give and take. Those who see themselves as givers don't want the government telling them to give what they have to the takers. But who among us sees themselves as takers?
I agree with Michelle Alexander: Pointing out a few individuals of color in leadership roles only serves to mask the reality of the prison-industrial complex. King's work is far from finished.