Sunday, October 16, 2005

It All Happened on Saturday

Marking the 10th Anniversary of the Million Man March, scores of black Americans return to the Mall to kick off the "Millions More Movement." All things considered, I say it's a good thing. Much like the last march, there was bound to be some controversial things said (obviously I have a problem with the anti-war themes), Farrakhan's not known for his timidity--but at the end of the day, it was a positive event for black America.

The Iraqis took to the streets and voted on a Constitution today. Even the Sunnis decided to join in. Purple fingers forever.

I've finally got into the groove of consistent blogging. Huzzah!


Stacy said...

Honest question- does Farrakhan do more harm than good for the cause of civil rights in America? I generally dont have a problem with divisive, controversial figures as they tend to get things moving along in a way others dont, but is his message really helping the black community? What has changed for the better as the result of the last Million Man March? I can't help but notice that many black women aren't included in Farrakhan's message/vision- is that realistic?

Rafique Tucker said...

A good question, Stacy. I've wondered the same thing. I'm often inclined to overlook his controversies, but that becomes almost impossible. I guess we'll have to wait and see if this march has any positive results.