Bernice A. King is a connector, communicator, community builder, CEO of @TheKingCenter, and child of legendary global influencers.
Acknowledging racism doesn’t = divisiveness. However, racism = divisiveness, destruction, danger, and dehumanization. Imagine the humane, just, peaceful, and equitable policies and practices we could put in place if the energy used for denial was channeled into deconstruction.
Ways to help the people of #India are at the bottom of this article:
This King is seldom shared. When invoking my father to disrupt justice, please know that he believed: We have the resources to end poverty, but lack the will. Militarism, poverty and racism are interconnected Triple Evils. We need a radical redistribution of wealth and power.
I’m praying for Ahmaud’s family today, especially for his mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, who will experience Mother’s Day tomorrow without her son. The day after his birthday. My heart goes out to those who knew and loved human beings before their names became hashtags.
Don’t act like everyone loved my father. He was assassinated. A 1967 poll reflected that he was one of the most hated men in America. Most hated. Many who quote him now and evoke him to deter justice today would likely hate, and may already hate, the authentic King. #MLK .
If you’re unbothered or mildly bothered by the 1st knee, but outraged by the 2nd, then, in my father’s words, you’re “more devoted to order than to justice.” And more passionate about an anthem that supposedly symbolizes freedom than you are about a Black man’s freedom to live.