Three Cs: Celebration, Caution, and Challenge. Three C's of both worry and hope. The first C is to celebrate the Civil Rights Movement's accomplishments, then and now-the innumerable ways as the movement broadened it has bettered the daily lives of communities of color and, indeed, all Americans. The second C is caution-to caution against the dismantling of civil rights fueled in part by the conservative New Federalism. The third C is challenge-to envision our role in justice struggles in the post-September 11th Bush-Ashcroft era and, specifically, to think hard about what "Civil Rights" now means and why "Reclaiming Civil Rights' in these "Uncivil Times" may be the justice imperative for the decade.
Eric K. Yamamoto,
Reclaiming Civil Rights in Uncivil Times,
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