“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they have not communicated with each other.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
“We must rapidly begin the shift from a ‘thing-oriented’ society to a ‘person-oriented’ society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
I've often posted MLK quotes on my Facebook page on MLK day with reverence for the way he fostered civil civic disobedience and always acted with integrity of character even though he was fighting Injustice that was unacceptable. This year, those reasons are still true, but there's more to it. We can't live in reverence for the work he and the Civil Rights movement accomplished without acknowledging that we still have Injustice. It is still unacceptable. And we cannot stay silent when people are being dehumanized daily for existing as they are. We need action. We need to not rest on the initial steps of the movement that happened 60 years ago. We have work to do. We cannot continue on our current course in which our institutions, privileges, and rhetoric value some people of certain characteristics over others. The best way to honor Dr. King? Carry the torch forward, refuse silence, stop oppression, recognize wrongs and make them right.
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