On this day, it is so important to remember the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He epitomizes the Christian pursuit of justice. Rather than write, I would like to listen to what other people have to say. Will you listen with me?
This video discusses the way the civil rights movement has been watered down by modern media and sheds a light on how Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Muhammad Ali radically fought for racial justice.
Kat Blaque has a message for white moderates.
Ibram X. Kendi writes about the role of denial in the perpetuation of racism.
Dr. Zuleyka Zevallos writes about racism in academia and how to combat it.
Epic essay by Vic Mensa contrasting American racism with Palestine. The video and essay are both worth your time.
“A conversation with the writers Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Jeffrey Goldberg about self-righteousness among progressives, the appeal of Donald Trump, and the entitlement that comes with being white in America.”
There are many, many other good pieces to consider including many works by Dr. King himself. What are some of the things you’ve been listening to, reading, or thinking about today?