Recy Taylor

From DREAMers to assault survivors to transgender soldiers, Democrats’ guests at the State of the Union put a spotlight on the issues.
There was no justice, no recourse for her aunt, who stood up anyway. Her quiet presence at the State of the Union address will speak volumes today.
The jury selection in the Holtzclaw case is an atrocity that would not have been countenanced if the situation were reversed.
Today, too many would-be movement leaders simply want to be Dr. King or Mrs. Rosa Parks: they want the glory and privilege of leadership without the burdens or sacrifice and sustained hard work. Movements are not built from the top down by powerful leaders but percolate from the bottom up from people who share common grievances.