When Dr. King said that he hoped to avoid a riot, he was saying he wished that a protest would be heard enough. It would appear that African Americans still have not been heard enough.
Here are some things I imagine are worth reading for this context:
@therisingtithes that was super well said!
@therisingtithes it also got me thinking... I often come across as anti rioting, but I've also never been in a situation where I've been so oppressed that I would see it as necessary. And perhaps because I'm a white guy it's hard to imagine myself ever being in that situation. So I often find myself thinking that any form of rioting if necessary needs to be focused. I don't know much about the riots right now, and I'm realizing it's really easy for me to say that without being there...
@therisingtithes this is amazing thread, cutting through the noise of those who twisted the words and it is very well written. Thank you a lot for sharing with us. I can only imagine how hard it is to read all the lies.
@therisingtithes It's a lot easier to get acceptance if you just agree with everyone. But I don't think one evil act justifies any others as Gandhi-ji put it and I get he's not as popular and MLK these days. An eye for an eye making the whole world blind.
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