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Author: Raine    Date: 01/17/2022 13:52:27

Today is my annual MLK Blog post. While so many out there in our circles and on the media will be quoting him, I hope they are reminded of what he was fighting and why he was assassinated.

Having to read it from his own daughter should give everyone pause.

To put a finer point in it, while so many people, particularly modern-day conservatives, will quote Dr. King today they will most likely not use a quote from this interview in 1967. They won't because it goes straight to the heart of what this movement is defending today.

Make no mistake, even if it is uncomfortable -- not expanding voting rights goes hand in hand with our nation's institutional racism. Those that want to remain supreme over others are doing the same thing they have always done. They don't like their status quo challenged. and that why this is so powerful.

Make good trouble, no matter the danger.


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Comment by Raine on 01/17/2022 14:09:29
Good morning!

Google Betty White. Just give it a few moments...

Comment by wickedpam on 01/17/2022 14:29:49

Comment by TriSec on 01/17/2022 14:57:43
Like all good things, I can tie Dr. King to Boston. I'm driving a tour today and will likely note his matriculation here at Boston University, as well as meeting his wife Coretta in this city. Alas, we no longer drive in front of their home on Mass Ave.

Comment by BobR on 01/17/2022 16:03:37
Quote by Raine:
Good morning!

Google Betty White. Just give it a few moments...


Comment by Will in Chicago on 01/17/2022 16:38:29
Good morning, bloggers!!!

I had Friday as the last day of COVID-19 isolation. Saturday, I went to the Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds exhibit at the Skirball Museum and went to Brent's Delicatessen, quite possibly L.A.'s best deli. Sunday, I had lunch with friends and took a walk. Today, I am prepping for class tomorrow.

I think that we will see a long struggle to protect voting rights. Ultimately, I will believe that it will be successful. However, we will face many challenges.

Comment by Will in Chicago on 01/17/2022 17:21:53
Comment by Will in Chicago on 01/17/2022 17:24:26
I spent part of my time Saturday monitoring the situation in Colbeyville, Texas. While I am glad that the hostages were unharmed, I have to question safety in this country.

As I was on a Temple board, we spent time discussing security and even went through some training sessions. It is regrettable but necessary in our age.