We Can Win the War against Racism with Mindsets Similar to That of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are heroes of the campaign against human rights violations and other atrocities that undermine civil liberty. No one can take that from them, not with the kind of mindset they possess. These men are accomplished fellow in their chosen profession, which happens to be journalism.

They are not beggars looking for means to enlarge their bank accounts. Creativity and innovation is part of their make-up. Both co-founded two renown organizations, Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media.

The world was gifted with the opportunity of seeing the mindsets of Lacey and Larkin through an unforgettable incidence. These men were just doing their journalism routine when they caught up with facts detailing atrocities perpetrated by a well-known public figure, County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. It was a case of blatant violations of the rights of innocent citizens. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/

Both men could not bear keeping mute knowing about massive criminal acts as such, so they let the cat out of the bag to ensure that the culprit face the music of the law and to serve as deterrents to other wicked individuals.

The County got to know who blew the whistle, and he fiercely went after them. At the dead of the night, he sent men to bundle them out of their home and severely maltreated them, but Lacey and Larkin refused to call it quit.

They the County to court, precisely the United State Court of Appeal with a $3.75 million demand for all inhumane treatments they suffered. The court judgment went the way of Lacey and Larkin and the County had to cough out the money as a result.

Critics and detractors could not wait to know what these two noble men will do with the money before bearing their mind on the whole issue concluding that Lacey and Larkin deserve no praise or emulation. To them, the goal of these journalists was to get as much money as is possible from the County.

Unknown to them, the two gentlemen had already concluded with what to do with the money even before victory was declared in court – to distribute it to human right groups in Arizona and its environs. By the time they got wind of what the money will be used for, many have them made a roundabout turn joining the ever increasing fans-base of Lacey and Larkin.

Lessons abound for all human right activists including those at the forefront of the campaign against racism and discriminations against colored people. The monster called racism is biting deeper and deeper into the fiber of the society by the day. In the world of sport, it is evident. The electoral processes of many countries are bedeviled by this monster.

Only men and women with the resilience, selflessness and magnanimity of Lacey and Larkin can guarantee victory. Groups such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) must inculcate these values in their members if they truly want to live up to expectations.

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