I want to believe that moral character, sacrifice, decency, and goodness are important to you...But every time you have an opportunity to take up your cross and show me, it seems as if you are more interested in prospering white, male, heterosexual, right-wing, conservative power and privilege.
In times such as this, we need not celebration and commemoration of men and women who lived valiantly, but we need to be disturbed and re-energized; not by the “safe” King, created by certain persons to tone down his radical legacy, but we need the radical King, the radical, Hamer, and the radical Rustin.
Now I’m wondering which Dr. King you were referring to? It must have been the sanitized myth of the “apostle of nonviolence” that America created in order to fit her narrative of exceptionalism.
The Republican Party’s political sellout to Donald Trump — and the Democrats' lack of a clear moral alternative many people of faith are excited to support — leave many of us feeling politically homeless.