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A Slap in Our Face: #No Justice

July 15, 2013 Leave a comment

We live in a country where Black people can still hunted down and killed and no one has to pay. George Zimmerman’s acquittal  is a slap in the face to people everywhere.

Where do we go from here? Martin Luther King asked that question in a 1967 speech. Read what he said.

“…And I must confess, my friends (Yes sir), that the road ahead will not always be smooth. (Yes) There will still be rocky places of frustration (Yes) and meandering points of bewilderment. There will be inevitable setbacks here and there. (Yes) And there will be those moments when the buoyancy of hope will be transformed into the fatigue of despair. (Well) Our dreams will sometimes be shattered and our ethereal hopes blasted. (Yes) We may again, with tear-drenched eyes, have to stand before the bier of some courageous civil rights worker whose life will be snuffed out by the dastardly acts of bloodthirsty mobs. (Well) But difficult and painful as it is (Well), we must walk on in the days ahead with an audacious faith in the future…” MLK Jr., August 1967

Read Dr. King’s entire speech here.1000998_10151313979972168_352039431_n