Who changed the world more, Steve Jobs or Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth?
My colleague Sarah Nordgren raised this point with me yesterday, and it stopped me in my tracks. I had unconsciously accepted the status quo that exalts money, materialism and "success" above all.
But what’s more important, technology or human rights? Were black people the only ones to benefit from the Civil Rights Movement, or did America as a whole?
Picture America with no iAnything. Now picture it with no racial equality.
Hey, I’m as deep into the Mac cult as anyone. I represent Mac to the fullest. And Jobs deserved to be remembered as a world-changer. But so does Rev. Shuttlesworth. And I fear that hardly anyone will even remember his name, let alone what he gave us.
Jesse Washington is a Senior Writer for ESPN's TheUndefeated.com