Things Keeping Us Going: MLK Day Edition

Things Keeping Us Going: MLK Day Edition January 17, 2022

I’ve been trying to write an inspiring MLK Day post.

For days.

The problem is that I am white woman from the suburbs who only manages to sound alternately whiney and sanctimonious. Nobody needs to hear me preach at them about civil rights or racial history, and you definitely should not be coming to me to hear about the lived experiences of black people.

If you are looking to learn more about the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the justice work his children are engaged in today, you can check out the King Center .

Go do that.

I know you are tired.

We are ALL tired.

Bone-tired.

As the King Center put it, though, “As long as poverty, injustice, and inequality persist, none of us can truly rest.”

I’m going to commit to take steps towards building Beloved Community right where I am.

You are welcomed to come along with me.

 

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