Clarence Henderson: ‘I am a reformer who affirms America and wants to make it better’
Clarence Henderson, a participant in the Greensboro sit-ins in the 1960s and the chairman of the Black Americans for Dan Forest coalition, writes in Fox News:
“There have always been different models for black Americans to work for progress and equality. Without delving into all the details, these models have fallen into two major categories: those who believe that America was founded on good principles that it has often failed to put into practice, and those who believe that America is evil at its root and must be destroyed and replaced.
Those in the first category — like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Frederick Douglass — believe that America is in a continual process of reformation, striving to live up to our best ideals. Those in the second want to fundamentally remake America as an entirely different kind of country. …
“The best way to lift people out of poverty is to create a society where all can prosper together. ”
Read the full article here: Clarence Henderson: George Floyd protests — what I learned during lunch counter sit-ins in 1960