- Written by Anisha Desai Of
Every politician, every news anchor and every newspaper eulogized Coretta Scott King after her Jan. 30 death, praising her commitment to civil rights. But how much attention did we pay to Mrs. King's words and actions when she was alive?
Must it only be upon the passing of our iconic leaders that we pause to grasp the depths of racial inequality around us, a real and present danger that we ignore at our own peril?
Mrs. King's commitment was not just to a narrow definition of civil rights as legal freedom from discrimination. She spoke up for economic justice and peace, both before she met her late husband, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and after his death ....