July 2, 2014

Their View | Dignity, not difference: Respect freedoms and rights for all

I was 7 years old when the Civil Rights Law of 1964 passed. As a child, I saw television coverage of young people being shot in the streets, I read newspaper articles about adults being killed in their front yards, and I witnessed people in my own community take to the streets on both sides of change. My parents supported the changes. That support cost them friends, jobs, and churches, but they wanted to raise children who thought differently than the previous generations, so they changed.

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