Friday, January 13, 2012

An Excerpt from a Letter Written 49 Years Ago (which challenges you to consider just how much things have stayed the same in the States)

"Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial 'outside agitator' idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds." 

--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Letter from a Birmingham Jail, 1963

Rest in peace, Dr. King.