20th Anniversary of The Million Man March
Written by Charlotte A. Williams
Although the public has the right to know, reporting the story as if the e-mail were creditable may have subliminally signaled to fringe lunatics that they should show up to provoke a dust up. Some audiences may find that covering the e-mail story was nothing more than fear mongering and a veiled attempt at keeping people away from a large peaceful assembly, only to later report that Farrakhan no longer has the charisma to attract large audiences and that the event had a markedly low turnout.
Unlike the speech 20 years ago on reconciliation and atonement pitched to African-American men, Saturday’s rally will be inclusive to other marginalized groups. In addition to African Americans, Native Americans will be coming out of the shadows in droves to participate; they will lead the march in their native regalia, singing and dancing, a part of their religious rites. Women, Latinos and “poor whites,” will also be participating. So, what is there to fear? a possible majority African-American audience, perhaps? Well, this writer will be pooh-poohing any hint at violence from a phobic like the letter writer or from the naysayers. In addition, this writer will also defy what appears to be a subliminal message to stay away.
Justice Or Else
Melody to Wade In The Water
Justice or else
do you hear us now?
Justice or else,
we’re gonna trouble the economy.
(fade) We’re gonna cripple the economy.
Charlotte A. Williams © 2015
#Million Man March,#10/10/15