Every minority and every people has its share of opportunists,

profiteers, freeloaders and escapists. The hammer blows of discrimination, poverty and segregation must warp and corrupt some. No one can pretend that because a people may be oppressed, every individual member is virtuous and worthy. The real issue is whether in the great mass the dominant characteristics are decency, honor and courage.

Martin Luther King Jr., Why We Can’t Wait, published 1964. 

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