The Gay, Black Civil Rights Hero Opposed to Affirmative Action
How would Bayard Rustin be judged today?
by Coleman Hughes, Taige Jensen via New York Times on February 28, 2019
Bayard Rustin was a chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and thought reparations, and even separate African-American studies departments, were a bad idea. Many of his beliefs would be antithetical to today’s social justice advocates. In the video above, Coleman Hughes argues that by cherry-picking our heroes, and focusing on small parts of their legacy, we are merely paying lip service to their mission.