Monday Musings

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. responded to fellow American clergy who were asking him to wait for a better time to pursue the cause of justice in the South. “Perhaps it is easy for those who have never felt the stinging darts of segregation to say, ‘Wait,’” he wrote. “But when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whim; when you have seen hate-filled policemen curse, kick, brutalize and even kill with impunity your black brothers and sisters; when you see the vast majority of your twenty million Negro brothers smothering in an airtight cage of poverty in the midst of an affluent society….when you are forever fighting a degenerating sense of ‘nobodiness’—then you will understand why we find it difficult to wait.”

4 thoughts on “Monday Musings

  1. That really puts it into perspective. When my radio alarm went off this morning they were playing the “dream” speech. I had a moment of wondering what he would think if he came back to see how things are today. My first thought was that he would be disappointed.(Charlottesville and deaths by police) Then my husband said:” But for 8 years the US had a black President with Obama so he would be happy.” I felt better but I think there is still a long way to go. Not only here but now in Canada we have some white supremacists who seem to think they can behave like the ones in the US. I hope and pray for the best.

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