puts rosa parks' act in perspective.
and also points out where civil rights has failed: because it has become a handout-kind of program, rather than one that encourages blacks to improve themselves.
sound familiar? this is what the kancha ilaiahs (the buffalo man), the udit rajs etc. indulge in in india. instead of improving the lot of OBCs and dalits, they want to grab a bigger piece of the pie through agitation. i am sure these worthies are well paid by the christists. after all their best friend is john dayal, the arch-bigoted christist fundamentalist.
this is where sri narayana guru's inspirational message is so relevant: improve yourselves. this is also where evr ramaswami naickers dk movement is so wrong, too. nihilism and thuggishness is what the 'dravidian' movement is all about, so in the end it will turn on itself. i have always been amused at the fact that dmk people have temples set up to naicker, annadurai, mgr, et al. the height of irony!