Monday, January 18, 2016

Sojourners: #WhyWeMustReclaimMLK

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was outspoken against capitalism’s oppressive clutch on both the national and global levels. King made it clear that racism and economics were intimately intertwined. I’m reminded of his classic quote, “What good is having the right to sit at a lunch counter if you can’t afford to buy a hamburger?”

King acknowledged that the discussion of class couldn’t be divorced from the discussion of race. While both conversations make us uncomfortable, somehow we would rather remember King as a civil rights leader only, and not also as a vocal critic of capitalism who instead favored a form of Democratic Socialism.   excerpt from  #WhyWeMustReclaimMLK ( tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King)

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