This interview-- actually more of a stunning, riveting monolog by Clarence Jones-- touched me so deeply and was so fascinating that I watched it twice in a row. Mr. Jones has such a beautiful way with words and speaks with such humility and sensitivity, is such an important part of history, was so captivating, that I had to go back and re-savor every bit.
Thank you Rachel Maddow, for allowing Mr. Jones to tell his story without interruption. There are very few hosts who would do that, and very few guests who are as compelling and have the affect on me that he did.
I will not transcribe this video for you, because it wouldn't do justice to the segment or the emotion behind and value of his account.
What a day yesterday was. And how mind-boggling that there was ever-- and still is-- the need for civil rights/human rights marches.
People are people, equal in every way. It should go without saying that nobody should be diminished, belittled, persecuted, threatened, segregated or denied their rights because of their skin color, age, religion, rejection of religion, sexual orientation, height, weight, accent, heritage, gender, or any other distinguishing characteristic that I may have inadvertently overlooked.
That this is, or has ever been, an issue is absolutely baffling. We're all human beings, we all rely on each other to survive, and we have everything in common. Discriminating against our own makes zero sense. It's completely irrational.
To quote someone I never thought I'd ever quote ever in the history of ever: