BET News defined the top ten civil rights moments in 2013 in all areas from the 50th Anniversary on the March on Washington, the Trayvon Martin case to moments in unexpected areas such as in pop culture, education, retail issues and beyond. 2013 was a year that like many others before it, shows that in the area of civil rights, our work is hardly finished.
These top 10 civil rights moments as highlighted by BET News illustrates that despite having an African American President serving his second term, the issue of race is still defining our society in all areas. And we are not post racial—however that term is defined. Here is the video clip. As a trial lawyer and former prosecutor, I weigh in and provide commentary on the issues in the videos, discussing the top ten civil rights moments of 2013. The video is divided in 2 parts. Part I is below and Part II follows it.