In addition to publishing my books, Beacon Press gives me the opportunity to discuss important issues on their wonderful blog Beacon Broadside. Today (April 4) I was asked to write an essay in connection with the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lots of folks feel comfortable believing in King’s dream of a wonderful world where the color of our skin matters less than the content of our character. Fewer are comfortable discussing King’s proposition that our country was on “the wrong side of a world revolution” of oppressed peoples.
I encourage you to ponder how we can continue to blind ourselves to Dr. King’s radical beliefs and still pretend to honor him.