Genre: 12th

MILEENA NGUYEN

Some civil rights activists falsely believe that they uphold a balanced stance, and fight without challenging their first reactions. In this seemingly just mission, some skew it – they do not accept Baldwin’s first requirement, but just fight, sometimes blindly. While their mission is to fight for rights and ostensibly, for mankind to be more righteous, they instead become more radical and even act unrighteously themselves, as their emotions begin to calcify. But the question for today is: are civil rights leaders like Al Sharpton, and commentators like Van Jones, or writers, like Ta Nehisi Coates, accepting injustices, or, are they re-defining terms in unhealthy and restrictive ways?