The tactics of people like Alabama’s Bull Connor, who turned attack dogs and fire hoses on civil rights workers, have been replaced by the words of legislators and videos by anti-Muslim groups designed to incite fear. While perhaps not as painful initially as the bite of a Southern police dog, they can be far more damaging when accompanied by the stroke of a computer key that spreads the hate to thousands in a second.
Any time the 1960s civil rights movement is discussed, the younger generation can’t help but wonder, “How did normal people allow this to happen? Why didn’t they stand up and say, ‘Enough?'” Until now, I have been guilty of silence, but not anymore: Enough. It shouldn’t happen in Nashville, in 2014. MORE tennessean.com