History Opinions & Features September 04, 2020 at 04:08 pm

What MLK, Malcolm, DuBois, and others would say about BLM protests of today

Nii Ntreh September 04, 2020 at 04:08 pm

September 04, 2020 at 04:08 pm | History, Opinions & Features

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Martin Luther King Jr. charmed the world with his approach to civil rights in the United States. Photo Credit: Google Images

Martin Luther King Jr.

“…it is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear?…It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity.” – (from The Other America, 1968)

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