Worth watching and pondering.
Andrew Golis sent a good note this morning encouraging folks to look beyond MLK the icon.
. . .the flip side of being a part of the American canon is that many of the more challenging ideas that don’t fit comfortably within the mainstream, have been conveniently forgotten. The result is that King has been Santa Clausified. Quotes, arguments, and ideas like the ones Jay Smooth brings us in the video above have been conveniently forgotten.
Santa Clausified. . .good term. And the other things MLK said deserve more air time.
On other fronts, I’m exhausted from the inaugural festivities and the demands surrounding them — but this will be the most intense day yet. I’ve just done some modest public service work this morning and hope others consider the same.
A good place to connect your personal time to good causes is this site launched by Colin Powell and the Presidential Inaugural Committee titled Renew America Together.
— Steve Clemons