Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.
He was profiled for his devout persistence and resistance against institutionalized racial injustices against black and brown communities. He was under constant FBI surveillance that monitored his civic duty to fight for his people and uphold the principles of justice and peace. He was one of the most hated men in America. He was arrested and constantly harassed as was his community. His voice was suppressed and oppressed as was his black community from the beginning of the colonization of North America. Nevertheless, he stood high on the moral ground with courage and tenacity fighting nonviolently for justice and civil rights for African Americans and minorities. He never lived in fear and never allowed the tactics of intimidation of white supremacy and structural racism of the people and the government to stop him from speaking the truth. He addressed the harsh policies and behaviors affecting marginalized black and brown communities with his civic engagement and galvanizing a movement to dismantle the structured cruel racism that existed and still does in all levels of our society. He was a determined radical who with his powerful words and his nonviolent civil disobedience wanted to arouse the individual conscience mobilizing in nonviolent boycotts, marches and peaceful demonstrations to bring meaningful changes in healthcare, voting rights, equality and security in the socio economic that was and still is designed to reward only the few. You can not live his legacy until you have truly come out of your comfortable bubble of financial and status privilege showing solidarity and true commitment to back and brown communities by speaking out against the systemic institutionalized racism. Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. on the day of January 18th, 2021.
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