Once again, you miss the point of the song and the point of a civil rights movement. People of color, women were not given respect simply because they were people of color or women. They were viewed as second class citizens, not equal to others in society. And you think every woman and every person of color should have to go out and do something to earn your resect. Wow. Let me ask you: what exactly did you do to earn respect and basic civil rights? I'd love to hear that.