Friday, May 27, 2011

Sixteen year old Morris Kight was very brave in a land of many racist cowards

Did Comanche's Morris Kight, at sixteen years old, bravely serve the parents of United States Attorney General Eric Holder ? Morris knew an injustice like discrimination when he saw it. Morris Kight did not care about being an outcast in his community because of his first act of civil disobedience.

"Holder says his sense of what is right comes from his parents, immigrants from Barbados. His father has faced discrimination in the past.

"While he was in the service, in the South and in Oklahoma, he was refused service at a couple of places where he was in uniform, and was told that African Americans, blacks, Negros, were not served. And in spite of that, I've never known a man who loved this country more than my father did," he said.

Holder raised a lot of eyebrows with his own comments on race last year, when he said: "Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial, we have always been and we, I believe, continue to be in too many ways essentially a nation of cowards."