On this MLK Day 2020, please read this excellent article, "Martin Luther King Wasn't Peaceful," by Kyle Johnson, which was published on January 16, 2017

January 16, 2020

"As we commemorate his life this month, shocking and unnerving as it may sound, I hope we can recover Martin Luther King, Jr.’s commitment to conflict.

 

Dr. King was solid and absolute in his commitment to non-violent action on behalf of justice, but he was not against conflict. He despised any peace construed as the absence of tension or at the expense of difficult truths swept under the rug. He disrupted the comfortable, he stirred the pot. He demanded that as Americans, we gird up our loins like adults and look straight at the naked wickedness right inside our own beating hearts."

 

Read the article Martin Luther King Wasn't Peaceful by Kyle Johnson here.

 

 

 

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