Friday, May 29, 2020
Progressive Kansas City Blogger Forgets Most Important Part MLK Riot Quote
A recent missive from MO Rage attempts to offer a perspective on recent rioting with one of his many quote posts . . .
"I contend that the cry of 'black power' is, at bottom, a reaction to the reluctance of white power to make the kind of changes necessary to make justice a reality for the Negro. I think that we've got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard."
--Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Still sadly true--and relevant--today."
Only pointing this out because we've seen this mistake quite a bit via social media . . .
THE SECOND PART OF THIS MLK QUOTE & SENTIMENT IS ALWAYS OMITTED BECAUSE IT WARNS AGAINST RIOTING!!!
Here it is . . .
Reverend King tried to explain the cause of rioting to a mostly white audience at Stanford University in 1967 during his "The Other America" speech.
"Let me say as I've always said, and I will always continue to say, that riots are socially destructive and self-defeating," King said.
Further reading . . .
The SunUK: DREAMER Martin Luther King Jr quotes -- What do they mean and how do they relate to the riots in Minneapolis?
You decide . . .