After the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication ceremony, Cornel West arrested with 18 other activists, spend night in jail, charges dropped with prejudice. In  a he made earlier about the Occupy Movement, he pointed out that 43 years ago on the same day, Tommie Smith ad John Carlos raised their fists in defiant protest on the winner’s platform at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. For that they were expelled, ostracized and threatened.

Here’s to their courageous act of protest.

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