All tagged Martin Luther King
Yet many people do not understand or believe that the battle even exists; they see and criticize only the individual “bad actor” (or racist) rather than view the large number of “bad actors” as part of what Angela Davis wisely identifies as “the apparatus” of racism. They don’t have the “crisis situation” that forces them to choose a side.
They were exploring a “new” way of life—for both Black and White people--during the Jim Crow era in the American south. They were exploring their vision of a “new” society where equality, justice, and fairness would reign supreme—a “New World” in which racism and white superiority would not set the agenda.
There was a time, in America, when segregation was acceptable to many people. There was a time, in America, when racial, ethnic, gender, and age discrimination were acceptable. There was a time when slavery, segregation and discrimination were also legal.
"The struggle” doesn’t even need to be defined for us. In fact, I can’t define it but I definitely know it when I see it. (Unfortunately, I’m seeing a lot of “the struggle” these days.)
Your voice can be used in many different contexts ranging from communicating with another person to expressing your views to your government.