17 January 2005

MLK

It's of course Martin Luther King, Jr. day, a perfect time to remind people that the movement still goes on. The battle is not won. And let's remember that civil rights extends to race, creed, gender, and sexual orientation. It's not just where you get to sit on a bus, but where you can go to school, who you can worship, and who you can or can't marry.

2 comments:

lorraine said...

In Mississippi, it's asking your local library to let you read America. In Alabama, it's buying a vibrator. In Florida, it's being a gay couple and wanting to adopt a child. Small acts of personal rebellion.

mattreed said...

To invoke Eugene Debs: "While there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free."

But how can one recognize the truth of this without feeling like a hypocrite?