To my thinking, a physicist’s degree would only be wasted if he didn’t have the capacity to put his knowledge to use, even in the classroom. Even though elementary school math is child’s play compared to physics, it’s also a foundation of higher learning. And shared insight that’s a product of broad experience and education is the very stuff that transforms lives.
My question wasn’t posed with the assumption that America’s racism and bigotry were inevitable. n using the phrase “dim in thought,” I sought to include those who chose not to look into the light of truth as well as those who were too ignorant to recognize the damage they perpetrated.
My question was rooted in the notion that while Dr. King wasn’t able to accomplish nearly as much as many of us would have liked, he was the perfect person to point out in unequivocal terms the evils in the social injustices of the time in a manner that seized the hearts and minds of the nation. And the world.
I totally get your points in your post and appreciate them more I can say here. Ultimately, where you eloquently focused on the incalculable loss, I wanted to not lose sight of his immeasurable accomplishments.