WATCH POWERFUL speech by #martinlutherkingjr✊featured in the recent VICE Impact article on #whitesupremacy(link in bio); here is an excepted transcription of the speech and some of my article, please JOIN US on 9/30 in Washington D.C. And 10/1 in New York City for MARCH FOR RACIAL JUSTICE #M4RJ! Let's get free!: At the end of his life, Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke pointedly about white supremacy: "Somebody told a lie one day," he said as the congregation rustled out of frame. "They couched it in language, they made everything black, ugly and evil. Look in your dictionary and see the synonyms of the word 'black'. It's always something degrading and low and sinister; look at the word 'white'. It's always something pure, high and clean. But I want to get the language right tonight. I want to get the language so right that everybody here will cry out, YES I'm black, I'm proud of it, I'm black and beautiful!" If the sentiment of black self-love from Dr. King surprises you, that is white supremacy at work. We often remember Dr. King as a man who would say the word "negro" rather than "black"; a man who never claimed black self-love or called out white supremacy as a lie. Until the murder of Trayvon Martin, the nation preferred to remember Dr. King in much the same light we view President Barack Obama-- as a magical negro whose prominence ended white supremacy without ever having to name it.
Dr. King was a man with a dream and President Obama wanted us to say, "Yes we can." Both of these trailblazers had a certain magnanimity that white America could latch onto to save them from the pain of acknowledging their complicity in white supremacy. Dr. King ultimately embraced black power while he was fighting to unite diverse poor people across America. And then, he was murdered.
You see, a funny thing happened on the way to America getting woke-- we never did..." (KEEP READING link in bio REGISTER for D.C. march by texting "M4RJ" ~OR ~ NYC march by texting "M4RJNYC" to 66866 ✊) #sundaysermon #resist #staywoke #mrrj #blacklivesmatter #nativelivesmatter #m4bw #beliveblackwomen #whywemarch #WhyIMarch #bethechange✊✨