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Old 10-11-2021, 10:20 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by bag of lazers View Post
This is a weird phenomenon with civil rights history. People that complain about current activism look back at activism in the past like it was way better back then.

Thing is, civil rights activism is usually not popular at the time. Ever seen the political cartoons from the 60s about MLK? Awful, racist garbage. Now they're asking "Why can't activists now be like MLK?" even though they'd have complained about him had they been alive then too. In a few decades, whatever the next civil rights movement is will be compared to "The BLM Era" or some similar phrase. Conservatism/opposition to equality never ages well, and has to get disavowed by the next generation of conservatives even though their beliefs stay largely the same at their core.
MLK was killed by a racist, so obviously he wasn’t as popular and accepted as some people today want to believe.
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