Mavis Staples, who was there on the frontlines in Mississippi in the 60's tells us why we will never turn back. If the Republican Party wants to openly associate itself with blatant revisionist ignorant fear driven racism as a tool of political manipulation, we can only pray that they have opened the gates to their self destruction.Why do social movements succeed? Why have Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales succeeded in galvanizing the popular base of their countries? Because their movements have risen from the bottom up. They represent the traditionally oppressed masses of their countries and have radically dealt with the inequalities and injustice. Why is Barack Obama a phenomena that has risen from outside the traditional hierarchy of the American political system? There is a common denominator.
60 years after the Civil Rights movement, there has been change, but the change has not addressed the root and the cause of the problem and certainly has not realistically offered profound solutions.