Would It Be?
I was reading this article and thinking about it.
Before Dr. Ronald E. McNair was an astronaut, he was a little boy who lived in Lake City, South Carolina. And the Lake City library did not allow African Americans to borrow books. Nine-year-old McNair refused to leave the library and the police were called.
Now the library is being renamed after him.
McNair was the second African American astronaut in space. He held a Ph.D. in physics from MIT and was a specialist in laser physics. What a loss it would have been if he had never been allowed to borrow those books.
Now I agree this was a bad thing to happen. However can we really say "What a loss it would have been if he had never been allowed to borrow those books"? I mean what loss would it be? He was not even the FIRST African American in space. I mean he was a mediocre second. Also are you really telling me that like there are not hundreds of people who can do that same job? I mean it is not like this motherfucker cured cancer right? He just like sat in a spaceship and got slung into space. Perhaps he like did an experiment or two. I mean shit he did not even blow up like those other Astronauts. Now they went they extra mile.
I am all for honoring the guys commitment to reading. I am totally against racism. I believe you should equally hate everyone. However I just do not see where the loss would be. One guy would be working at McDonalds instead of flying into space, and a library would save a few bucks on changing it's name. Hardly world changing.