“I can’t help but think about the world MLK described as a kind of Disney Land — a retreat from reality, a sprawling and idyllic state of mind, nestled in the swampland of the southern American consciousness.”
“I pray that in this age of separation and division and barrier-building and disconnection, that we transcend the lie that our thoughts and actions don’t affect each other. I pray that we put the neighbor back in the neighborhood.”
When we choose not to talk about the diversity that defines us, we experience more repression, more polarity and more intolerance.
“MLK did not tell us that love would gently wash the hate away. He did not tell us to hug it out. He told us to drive it out. And this requires action.”