I lived in Chattanooga, TN at the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I was at a theatre watching a movie when the movie was stopped and the announcement was made indicating the death of King. A intermission was declared and patrons literally had to go outside and shake it off.
The next day there were riots in Chattanooga as the black community was very angry and all business's including mine had to shut down. I complied and took the opportunity to walk the streets of Chattanooga. Some viewed it as dangerous, but I knew most of the black community and I felt absolutely no threat.
The following day the Mayor met with the black community and pleaded for some type of resolution. It resolved itself.
The world we live in requires working in a melting pot. There is no such thing as a race that is superior. A very simple man "Rodney King" who has since been arrested several times ask a very complex question: "why can't we just all get along"
We ain't there yet, but we are a hell of a lot farther along than we were in the 60's,
If the USA is to be successful in the long run, it will be in the cooperation of all.
Bushie, Thanks for the post.
Paul E. Smith