“The fierce urgency of Now”

In mainstream American minds, Dr. King's legacy has been truncated to a sound byte ripped of its context: judging not by the color of one's skin, but by the content of one's character*—a familiar refrain employed to challenge restorative measures among other things. The "fierce urgency of Now" has been conveniently forgotten, the warning against gradualism has been turned upon... Continue Reading →


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