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in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun January 16th, 2011, 7:24 pm

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963.

I know this is an international forum, but here in the US we celebrate a great man the second Monday in January. It's a good excuse for me to issue a challenge on my favorite soapbox (see links in signature, below): what are you doing to deal with injustice in your community?

Wherever you live, there are people being held in slavery. Not metaphorical, psychological, things-aren't-as-good-as-I-want slavery, or I-hate-this-damn-job slavery, or even how-did-I-get-so-deep-in-debt slavery, but the real, physical thing.

And there are places that may be very far from you, but where a person with the access to a computer, who doesn't need to put every waking moment into a struggle to survive, can make a huge difference with just a little effort. Sometimes just by bothering to look.

Look into it. You can change the world. Martin Luther King did.

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Post by rockygirl » Sun January 16th, 2011, 10:39 pm

My favorite MLK quote:

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

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