@Claudia 9.40 PM
Apologies if you thought it was political. When my clock radio woke me up, one of the broadcast items was to remind us what had happened on this day. I see King’s work as being for social justice and equity.
Thank you for the spellcheck. A bad error. I don’t use spell check often. Yep a bad habit. My Oxford Don would have been horrified to learn I used one. Would probably have had the rugby boys take me out back of the woodshed and given me a jolly good thrashing. Luckily, he passed away some time ago.
In 1967 a referendum was held in Australia to update the original 1901 Constitutional Act. One of those changes sponsored by the conservative government and supported by major parties was to include indigenous Australians in the census. Voting here is compulsory. It passed 91% for to 9% against. My grandparents all told me they voted for it. A pivotal referendum for us, and happily, nearly unanimous. Racism was slowly retreating. Still has not died out.
Those arguing for the change, indigenous and many others used many of the speeches and arguments that King was advancing in the USA. Obviously moved people’s hearts to do the right thing.
Claudia, take time to think about all the good that has flowed from King, not just in USA but in other places. For example, South Africa is a different country now. Change takes time. I see him as a good man, not a politician. There is a lot of pressure from this virus, I am sure you just misread what I was trying to say. I have taken no offence with your post. I have enjoyed many of your posts, particularly your recent Istanbul dreaming.
The Kennedy brothers and King were/are great Americans, but really, they now belong to the whole world.
I hope you all navigate this virus successfully. Regards Ron