Have you ever watched The Great Debaters? The movie is sooooo fantastic.
White university against Black College. True.
James L. Farmer, Jr. is on the debate team…And he made the last – and winning – point. Farmer was known as 1 of the big 4 four civil rights leaders of the 60s.
So here was – and still is – the issue…
- Civil disobedience is anarchy OR is civil disobedience a moral act?
- Nothing that erodes the rule of law can be moral. OR. An unjust law is no law at all.
And in the movie, the young James Farmer (in college at 14 years of age) says to all those white people… “I have a duty to resist … with murder or civil disobedience. You should hope I choose the later.”
Civil disobedience… I will fight. We will fight. Against racism and sexism. I will embrace others – trans and cis and Latinx and whites. We will embrace and fight. I will resist and resist. Will you?