I visited Detroit recently when I attended the Asian American Journalists Association Convention.
But the highlight of the trip was meeting Hall of Fame activist Grace Lee Boggs.
If you are an unabashed capitalist, maybe even a free-market Tea Party-type, you might not give Boggs the benefit of an open mind.
She’s a radical, maybe the most radical Asian American I know.
And we all know what happens when “socialism” enters into any discussion in America. Witness the debate over universal health care. In the U.S., there is a low tolerance for Marx, unless you’re talking Groucho.
But Grace Lee Boggs is different. When capitalism fails us (as it is currently), Boggs has answers.
Read my profile of her: