Monday, January 17, 2011

Racism 43 Years After Martin

On April 4, 1968, a voice of the ages was silenced during a trip to Memphis. 
Rather than adding my voice to the thousands who are writing today and pontificating on the monumental influence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I would like to ask a question:

Where are we, in 2011, in the struggle to end racism?

In my soon-to-be-launched podcast, I intend to do a series on racism in the US and elsewhere; in the meantime, I welcome your comments  and perspective -- the more comments, the better idea we'll have of our own collective assessment.

How do you think we're doing? 

1 comment:

Jessie said...

I am sure we are further from the racism that existed in American through the 1960's. However, I think racism in one form or another will always exist. As I read about different times and places I'm convinced that groups of peoples have always either feared or resented each other.

Not to be too simplistic, but I believe that at the heart of racism is a person's inability or unwillingness to believe that God created all people in His image.

As a Christ follower, I hope to show love and equitable treatment to all people. And it's my hope that as we spread the Good News racism will diminish.