Thought for the day

"I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered." -- Martin Luther King 

Mount Rushmore Controversy

Mount Rushmore was intended to be a "pilgrimage to democracy," but for the Native American peoples who made the Black Hills their home for generations, the colossal carvings of the four US presidents into the granite hill were slightly less impressive. After several protests failed to stop the build-up, Oglala Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear declared, "My fellow chiefs and I want the white man to know that the red man has great heroes as well." He was thinking in particular of Crazy Horse, an Oglala Lakota War leader who fought against the American government when he broke his promises to Native Americans, surrendering at Camp Robinson in 1877. done and died.