I can understand why people like Pat McCrory and Art Pope won't visit the Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro. To witness the reality of racism is a brutal experience, made all the more harrowing by the fact that it's happening again. Right now. Art Pope's budget, Pat McCrory's signature. Jim Crow rising.
On the tour through the museum, I found myself wanting to kill. I found myself unable to understand why black people aren't at war with white people, even as I accept the essential principles of non-violence espoused by Reverend Barber.
The ugliness of 50 years ago is at our door steps again. Racism at the core, surrounded by the arrogance of power and class. It's a dark truth knocking, but we have to face it.