Martin Luther King, Jr. and the White Church
Anyone sensitive to the present moods, morals, and trends
in our nation must know that the time for racial justice has come.
–Martin Luther King, Jr. August 5, 1962
Almost 54 years ago Dr. King wrote “The Case Against Tokenism,” a short essay published in the New York Times magazine. Its eerie resonance with America’s continued struggle with race hits me this year more than ever.
2015 was a year of wake up calls and reality checks on matters of race. Far from being a problem of our past, racism is an open wound of our present. It is a cautionary tale for our future. (more…)