Tag Archives: bigotry

MLK interview about “new phase” of the civil rights movement 11 months before assassination

I found this gem today and I wanted to pass it along in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. As the inauguration of the first black vice president looms large this week the strong military presence and shutdown in D.C. makes it obvious we still have a lot of work to do.

The attack on Capitol Hill was both jarring and disgusting. The noose they constructed, chants of “hang Mike Pence” and the brandishing of a confederate flag inside House chambers made me sick to my stomach. White nationalism is a scourge on the soul of America and we need to hit the reset button on how we talk about it and how we track and combat it.

The future of our great nation depends on it.