Worms, Cheese, and Freedom From Prejudice

The early bird may get the worm, but it’s the second – or third, or fourth – mouse who gets the cheese

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This is what they are teaching at business school. I suppose it’s helpful for those who don’t already know that all movements have precedents. But they all do, including the civil rights movement we celebrate today.

Rosa Parks was not the first woman who refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus. She was not the second. But she joined the NAACP to make sure she’d be the last person who was told that she had to give up her seat due to her skin color. Thanks to Claudette Colvin, Rosa Parks, and all those who got up early to seize the day, I wish you a Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

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