“For the vast majority of white Americans, the past decade*—the first phase—had been a struggle to treat the Negro with a degree of decency, not equality. White America was ready to demand that the Negro should be spared the lash of brutality and coarse degradation, but it had never been truly committed to helping him … Continue reading …walked off with the aggressor
Martin Luther King
Racism: Sickness Unto Death?
“It is time to re-order our national priorities. All those who now speak of good will...now have the responsibility to stand up and act for the social changes that are necessary to conquer racism in America,” wrote SCLC president in a 3/4/68 press release, concluding: “If we as a society fail, I fear that we … Continue reading Racism: Sickness Unto Death?