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“The Time is Now to Follow Mandela’s Legacy, Not Just Reflect Upon It” (December 9, 2013)

In Articles on December 10, 2013 at 2:47 pm
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“It is a hope for America that the sunset of Mandela’s life can shine a sanitizing light of hope for a new direction in politics, race relations, civic engagement, and society building as we move past the woes of the past decade in America. If a political prisoner can become president, a divided house can stand united together again.”

NEW YORK CITY (December 9, 2013) – “For conservatives, this moment in world history provides an opportunity for us collectively to examine our rhetoric, perspectives, and actions concerning issues of race and discrimination… For far too long…we have stood on the sidelines in addressing the clear disparities between race and demographics regarding economic vitality, academic success, employment stability, and health sustainability…The friendship that grew between America and Mandela…must serve as a lesson learned by conservatives on how and why we must be present in the vigilant fight for justice in all realms…For progressives, this crossroads is another point where the power of leadership and focused patriotism must hold gravitas over the desire to win political optics…(w)inning popularity polls or manufactured debates in Congress does not win…the future moving forward. As long as hyper-partisanship from the left continues the separation of America through its winner-take-all mentality, the legacy of Mandela…is lost upon President Obama and his party leaders.”

 

Conservative commentator and social activist Lenny McAllister gives his take on the lessons America needs to grasp from the legacy of Nelson Mandela in his weekly article on Global Grind (the popular website founded by music mogul Russell Simmons).

 

Read “The Time is Now to Follow Mandela’s Legacy, Not Just Reflect Upon It” on the Global Grind website by clicking the link or clicking the picture above.