Memorializing someone who deserves to be remembered can backfire. As it has to some extent with MLK Day.
The backfire will commence Monday morning when countless black people apathetically decide to do NOTHING to commemorate King’s life. The backfire will commence when white lawmakers go behind closed doors to mock President Obama and discredit his most recent message of love, reconciliation, and understanding (Tucson, AZ).
The backfire will commence with the first news report of a black person killing another black person Monday night. The backfire will continue to commence while the NAACP of Georgia and North Carolina complain about a few Georgia and North Carolina county school superintendent's deciding to open school doors on Monday (the memorialized holiday).
In an effort to state what Martin would do considering the way he felt about education, I want to believe that he would advocate for students to report to school on the holiday that he did not want. What do you think?
In an effort to think about what Martin would think, something that I HESITATE to do considering every man and woman with a commentary platform is thinking about what Martin would think, I think he would be highly upset that what he saw in the Promised Land has not bore fruit. What do you think?
Back to WMWD (What Martin Would Do).
Martin Luther King, Jr. was the man of modern history that intimately highlighted social justice. Without his efforts the black church would have never been known for anything other than a place to beg God for forgiveness and a place to beg God for the Believers to be removed from their sickening desperation.
Mostly scorned black females. If the church attendee is not trying to get to heaven she is trying to get out of her dramatic emotional bankruptcy. In the midst of all the desperation she forgets that her life will never change if she does not commit herself to the eradication of injustice.
Surprisingly, we are still talking about what we should do for the poor. Surprisingly, we are still talking about how we should educate our children in the public school system. Surprisingly, we are still talking about where we should not go because of outlandish violence and/or racism i.e. black man cuts the throat of a black teenager over a cell phone and blacks move in and whites move out. Surprisingly, we are still talking about when we should Stand for something when it is obvious that we only Stand for our sanctified selves, and not for Humanity – and this type of singular Stand is supported and encouraged by:
So, on this day – the day that Martin Luther King, Jr. lobbied against – we are reminding ourselves again that we are falling short. That in itself is an indictment on my mother’s generation. And, a conviction for the 30 to 40 year old generation. And, a death sentence for the generation that glorifies and ushers to hero/heroine status, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj.
*My promised land on layaway*