Discipline and Dignity

by A.B. Wilson Jr.

The brave men and women who took part in the in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s put their lives at risk to change this country and make it a better place for the future. Many of those people died and other suffered. They were extremely courageous.

The people who marched with Dr.Martin Luther King maintained a high level of DISCIPLINE and DIGNITY in following a movement of passive resistance and non violence. It must have been very difficult for all of them. They were abused by racist law enforcement and abused by racist white people. There were tragedies of epic proportion, but those brave men and women conducted themselves with DISCIPLINE and DIGNITY.

They were trying to lead a path to a positive future for the next generation. The next generation is here. There is still poverty and welfare. There is still massive ignorance in the Black Community like young men walking around with their trousers hanging off their rear ends. There is a thug mentality in many urban areas. Poor behavior in public with rude talking and disgusting profanity. Lack of focus and taking from others. Keeping their property a mess. Wasting time and money socializing and being lazy. Failure to focus on spirituality, education, and hard work. Slums exist where there is Black on Black crime. There is a shame on the people who act so ignorant.

Those people today need to understand the struggles of those brave men and woman who conducted themselves with DISCIPLINE and DIGNITY. Where is the growth and respect? The brothers and sisters of the 1960s suffered to make this country a better place for all of us to today. The ignorance and stupidity of many people displays a lack of respect for the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement.

Discipline and Dignity by A.B. Wilson Jr.

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