At the heart of King's March on Washington speech and his decade of activism for racial justice and tolerance was the fact that America can both be pushed rudely, or gently evolve, into a color blind society.
A few hours before the rally, the general manager of a Hampton Inn kicked me out of his hotel. Walking into a hotel for a business meeting is such a common occurrence it never dawned on me to be on guard.
The struggle to end America's disastrous war on drugs is a struggle for racial justice. How could it not be, given the extraordinary and disproportionate extent to which people of color are arrested, prosecuted and incarcerated for drug offenses?