50 years after King, hidden racism lives on

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed out loud of an end to racism. Fifty years since, it’s still here, though arguably more relegated to the private sphere than it was in King’s day.

Community Village‘s insight:

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Here’s a quote from ‘You love who you love’

“Do you intend to marry him?” he questioned her. “Yes, sir,” she said. “Do you intend to have children with him?” he went on. She nodded. “Do you know what they would be?” he asked. “Mixed?” she asked. “Yes, and unloved and unaccepted,” he replied back. Martin, angered, said in response, “I will love them.”

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March on Washington, 1963

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* Pass the Civil Rights Bill.

* Desegregate all school districts.

* End discrimination in housing and employment or lose federal funding.

* Minimum wage above $2.00 ($11.73 in 2013 dollars).

* Enforce the Fourteenth Amendment (equal protection of the law)

* Full and fair employment.

Community Village‘s insight:

This is a great post from Abagond – click through to read the whole post.

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peaceful changemakers

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Basically, I think that Madeleine Rogin is a genius and I hope this curriculum (and others like it) spreads like wildfire.  To know that there are people working so diligently to affect positive ch…

Community Village‘s insight:

Here’s a great article by Tiffany Jones (Mulatto Diaries) and Madeleine Rogin explaining how teachers and parents should teach about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Focus on:

What was the problem he faced?

Who was involved or affected?

Why was it hard to solve this problem?

And was it solved?

Do not mention his death (for younger children). That will cause the children to lose focus on King’s lessons and focus on the horror instead.

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Martin Luther King, Jr: “Where Do We Go From Here?”

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“Where Do We Go From Here?” (August 16th 1967) was a speech Martin Luther King, Jr gave before the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).”

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Glenn Robinson‘s insight:

MLK day – Respect

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Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? Martin Luther King

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“In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., isolated himself from the demands of the civil rights movement, rented a house in Jamaica with no telephone, and labored over his final manuscript. In this prophetic work, which has been unavailable for more than ten years, he lays out his thoughts, plans, and dreams for America’s future, including the need for better jobs, higher wages, decent housing, and quality education. With a universal message of hope that continues to resonate, King demanded an end to global suffering, asserting that humankind-for the first time-has the resources and technology to eradicate poverty.”
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Dr. King Weeps From His Grave | Dr. Cornel West | NY Times

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“The whole future of America depends on the impact and influence of Dr. King.” -Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel   Racism is a moral catastrophe, most graphically seen in the prison industrial complex and targeted police surveillance in black and brown ghettos rendered invisible in public discourse.   Arbitrary uses of the law — in the name of the “war” on drugs — have produced, in the legal scholar Michelle Alexander’s apt phrase, a new Jim Crow of mass incarceration.
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