God, I can't remember what started the "Speak Truth to Power" craze.
Maybe it was Conyers?? I'm sure someone will remember.
I don't know who originally said it, but I never heard it until I moved to Detroit. I don't think Conyers was the first to say it-it's usually said in a politically motivational context-have you ever heard Conyers speak? He's not exactly a gifted speaker.
You've got that right. I used to sell products manufactured in Japan. The home office people from Japan got caught calling their American employees "round eyes" and making very derogatory, prejudiced...