Morehouse College is the alma mater of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and this past Sunday President Obama addressed the graduating class of 2013.
There has been some discussion over why measures weren’t taken to protect the students from the heavy rains during the ceremony.
This quote from Facebook presents a very interesting perspective as to why every part of that day was deeply meaningful to our country and the continued progress of human rights:
This picture of Morehouse graduates drenched in rain yesterday has surprisingly caused quite a stir. Many are saying it’s indicative of Morehouse not having the money or common decency to implement a rain plan. If you see that when you look at this picture, I’m going to politely take the liberty to call you a cynic. To me this picture symbolizes the journey that so many black men endure everyday of their lives as they face countless obstacles yet continue to pursue success with unwavering determination. It is cynical to ignore the fortitude and thirst for knowledge in these men’s eyes for an opportunity to knock/shade/read Morehouse. Rain can’t stop the House, & life’s obstacles won’t stop these men.
FYI: Grads from major universities are soaked like this all the time with no controversy. –source
What do you think?