Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Danger of White Moderates

Sadly, this is STILL relevant.

“I must make two honest confessions to you, my Christian and Jewish brothers. First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: “I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action”; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a “more convenient season.” Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Letter from a Birmingham Jail)

The Blue Klux Klan

You can hardly scroll down a Facebook timeline without seeing yet ANOTHER video of a black or brown man under attack by the police…usually while unarmed. ¬†These videos are so rampant that I can hardly keep up with them.

But what we’re not seeing, but which is happening just as frequently, if anecdotal evidence is half true, are the daily micro-aggressions black people suffer daily at the hands of the police. Most black folks¬†have their own stories, but this one is compelling.