Monday, January 19, 2015

MLK’s 86th Birthday

Still Dreaming

“For some, the fact that we have Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a confirmation that the war has been won, that racism has been eliminated. That we have overcome. But we have to look at the civil rights movement like antibiotics: Just because some of the symptoms of racism are clearing up, you don’t stop taking the medicine or the malady returns even stronger than before.”

—Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball champ, author and educator on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday, “Why I Have Mixed Feelings About MLK Day,” Time, Jan. 18, 2015

Editorial Comment: Forty-seven years after King’s assassination, bigots and boneheads still aren’t good about taking their medicine.

PeezPix by Ted Pease 


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