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How can the "unfinished" civil rights movement & George Zimmerman be redressed nonviolently?
Lately, I have been studying nonviolence
and ethics via EdX (the course on Justice)
So here's my question(s):
If the nonviolent movement towards equality that Rev. Martin Luther King Jr started was incomplete (either because of his assassination or maybe a planning error), how can we complete it? How can we "humanize" African Americans, how can we create alternative structures that allow them to enjoy the lives/succeed the way they want to (i.e. constructive program)? How does satyagraha ("obstructive program") come into play?
Next, what about George Zimmerman? He has been found not guilty of any wrong doing and released, yet I would argue that there was wrong doing. How can we as a society nonviolently affirm that this actions should not be condoned and that the circumstances that lead to his pardoning should be changed (constructive program)?