Sunday, January 15, 2012
Thoughts on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
If Dr. King were here today, he would be both amazed and perplexed. Amazed at our technology. Amazed at the tolerance of interacial couples. Perplexed and dismayed at growing poverty and endless war. What would he think of the racial hostility that simmers just below the surface of public policy debates in the U.S.? What would he think of hyper-incarceration? What would he think of blacks who won't vote because they don't see real choices? Of course, we can't know exactly what he would think or do. Dr. King is the Founding Father of the New South. But, he did not complete the work. It is for us the living to continue the march toward freedom, justice and equality.