It is MLK Day. I will see enough softball quotes of Dr. King today to last me awhile. This is my annual invitation for you to read “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” Go look it up. I’m not even going to allow the convenience of a link here to help you. If you haven’t read itContinue reading “The way forward is with courage”
King believed that too many Americans, especially those in its churches, were also snoozing through a time ripe for transformation. They needed to wake up to the injustice all around them and make demands for change.
We have settled into the “nice” Martin Luther King version that keeps us comfortable and giving a nice nod to a day that celebrates him. Here is the Dr. King we, as whites, would rather not highlight:
As we approach MLK Day this year, some quotes we, as whites, would rather not highlight from Martin Luther King:
I began my meditations here. Some further thoughts as I keep working my way through this classic piece.
I am working my way through the letter Dr. King wrote in 1963 and started HERE. More notes from my walk through the letter this year.
MLK Day is coming next Monday and my yearly tradition has been to read his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” because it speaks so powerfully to me, a white moderate. This year I want to “get in the kitchen” to so speak and share my notes here as I read through this letter again this year.
I am all too guilty of reposting MLK quotes on MLK Day. We are far too quick to give empty platitudes to a man we’d ridicule today as a felon because he spent so much time in jail.