William J. Barber II. Cornell West said “The William J. Barber II is the closest thing this generation will have to a Martin Luther King, Jr.” Watch
his interview on The Daily Show.
He left his job as head of the North Carolina NAACP to lead a new Poor People’s Campaign: poorpeoplescampaign.org.
What’s the “Snake Line?” His son, an environmental physicist, gave him this advice:
If you ever find yourself in the wilderness, don’t walk through the low ground ’cause snakes live at low ground. Go up the mountain ’cause there something they call the “snake line.” If you can get high enough, snakes asphyxiate.
Anti LGBT people are below the snake line.
Racism is below the snake line.
Voter suppression is below the snake line.
Hating Muslims is below the snake line.
Taking health care away is below the snake line.
Let’s get on up that mountain.