I have spent my life working in the cause of human rights since my time in the US Army when I assisted in integrating the US Seventh Army in Germany. But, ever once and a while I encounter a story about “human rights” that blows my mind. This story appeared on Martin Luther King day, and I am certain if he was still alive this fighter for human rights would have grabbed the first plane to South Africa and stood shoulder to shoulder with two women who were willing to risk their very lives in order to further the cause of and end to bigotry in their land. Lesedi Mouche and a friend were sitting in a restaurant in Rosebank, South Africa when they noticed a cockroach on their luncheon plate.
Let me get this straight:
1.Two black women were in a restaurant.
2. The restaurant was owned by black people.
3. A cockroach appeared on the scene.
4. The two women are taking this case to the South African Human Rights Commission.
Ah, for the days when King confronted bullies and bigots, if only he had to confront cockroaches in his fight for equal rights. Then again, what about the rights of cockroaches!!