"You express a great deal of anxiety over our willingness to break laws. This is certainly a legitimate concern. Since we so diligently urge people to obey the Supreme Court's decision of 1954 outlawing segregation in the public schools, at first glance it may seem rather paradoxical for us consciously to break laws. One may well ask: "How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?" The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws."
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Gino said...

i did, and have before.

it's a different world, now.
in part, because of these words.
in part, in spite of them.

MLK, for all he was, is largely a 'push' to me.

i wasnt there, so i only know what i was taught...
and much of what i learned pertaining to his teachings was contrary to what i was taught that he taught.

but just for good measure, and a white guilt for things that i (nor any of my kin) was never guilty of, i made a special point to be extra nice to a black person today:
i let him ahead of me at 7-11. but he had to pay for his own paper and donut... i gotta draw the line somewhere...
he did not thank me, but acted entitled or something, even though i WAS there first.
f him.

Brian said...

...white guilt for things that i (nor any of my kin) was never guilty of

Shit. If that's the standard, I've got a bit of backlog, as we are reasonably certain that this guy may be my 13-greats grandfather.

Gino said...

so when you going to give your earned position up to a minority to make it right?